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Estimation of CO2 emissions from tourism transport in Heilongjiang Province, China

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V10-N4-520-527

Volume

Volume 10 (2015), Issue 4

Pages

7

Page Range

520 - 527

Author(s)

Z. TANG, N. ZHANG, C.B. SHI & K.X. BI

Abstract

The rapid development of China’s tourism industry has been accompanied by an increase in CO2 emissions, while the tourism transport accounts for a major share of CO2 emissions. The purpose of this paper is to inves- tigate the dynamic change of CO2 emissions from tourism transport in Heilongjiang Province over the period 1978–2012. The results showed that the total CO2 emissions of tourism transport rose from 13.1 × 104 t in 1978 to 224.17 × 104 t in 2012, following an average annual growth rate of 9.47%. Among four transport modes, highways transport represented the leading source of CO2  emissions from tourism transport. CO2  emissions from airways transport have increased dramatically and became the second largest contributor since 2003. Emissions from railway transport have remained relatively stable and that of waterways transport showed a decreased trend over the years.

Keywords

CO2 emission, Heilongjiang Province, tourism transport.