Pézsa, Nikolett and Török, Ádám and Zöldy, Máté (2009) GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS OF THE HUNGARIAN TRANSPORT SECTOR. In: EAEC 2009: 12th European Automotive Congress "Europe In the Second Century of Auto Mobility": final programme, book of abstracts. Slovak Society of Automotive Engineers, Bratislava, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-80-969243-8-7


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Transport cannot be replaced because it is the part of the production chain. The importance of the transport sector is indicated by the sector’s production which is 10% of the GDP of the European Union and more than 10 million people are working in this sector. Economic growth contributes to the increasing demand of transport, consequently global demand for transport is unlikely to decrease in the future. Moreover transport is projected to grow by 58% by 2030. The transport sector, led by automobiles, has been cited constantly as a major contributor through human intervention to climate change. In the future greenhouse gas emissions and global warming will be key issues of the society. Other energy consuming sectors are unable to compensate for transport related emissions, therefore the transport sector has to contribute to emissions abatement itself. There is a need to investigate those action combinations which might be able to reduce the absolute amount of CO2 produced by automobiles and as a consequence the greenhouse gas emission growth in a non-marginal way. However, the possible methods of greenhouse gas emission reduction must be assessed in the context of cost effectiveness. There are several ways to reduce CO2 that deliver equivalent reductions; however some impose greater costs on society than others. Recently, sectoral approaches have been gaining attention in international and national climate policies for emission reduction. A sectoral approach may be of particular interest for internationally oriented sectors and their businesses, where a fairly limited number of actors are given, such as, for example, the car manufacturing industry. An essential step to sectoral abatement targets is the quantification of global sectoral and regionalized baseline scenarios of CO2 emissions. The aim of this paper is the estimation of transport related carbon dioxide emission in Hungary due to fossil fuel consumption. This could serve as a basis for further research on true cost estimation of transport related emissions.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements / közlekedésmérnöki, útépítési technika
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics / járműtechnika, repülés, űrhajózás
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 11:38
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