Towards A Post-Kyoto Sustainable Transport Strategy
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J.A. Prades, R. Belzile, M. Labriet & J.P. Waaub
Two important Documents are summarized within. Focusing on GHG emissions reduction, they elaborate two scenarios and a basic objective. Concerning the measures to be taken horn now to 2010, they propose a major tightening of fuel-efficiency standards for new vehicles. For the period 2010-2025, they propose rationing transport-fuel by tradable permits, as key element of the Strategy. Our critical comments point out the high quality of the Documents and the opportunity of a complementary vision concerning the impact of the new information technologies (combining locomotion and proactive logistic management) and the objective evaluation of transportation market evolution. Our conclusion is to collect together the necessary elements of a better conceptual and practical understanding of sustainable transportation. We thank the Quebec Ministry of Environment and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for financial support.