Environmental External Costs of Transport

Environmental External Costs of Transport

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Transport is very important for the economy and our welfare. However, transport also causes a lot of problems, including air pollution. Such problems should be taken into account, when making decisions. A prerequisite for doing so is, that the impacts are known, quantitatively measured and allocated to the different activities in transport. Furthermore, they should be transformed into monetary units to be used as a basis for cost-benefit analyses or as an aid for setting taxes and charges, that reflect the external costs. This book describes a methodology for calculating impacts of transport activities and external costs caused by air pollution and presents numerous applications of this methodology for different transport technologies, locations and policy case studies. The approach has been developed and results have been calculated within the research project 'ExternE Core/Transport', financed to a large extent by the European Commission, Directorate General Research. We would like to thank especially Pierre Vallette and Pekka Jarviletho from the EC for their advice and support. A considerable number of experts with expertise in the different disciplines of this highly interdisciplinary work contributed to this book. The editors would like to thank the authors (see list on p. XV) for their contributions; it is especially remarkable, that the authors helped to make this book an integrated whole instead of a number of independent contributions.While real repair costs are higher, this is compensated by the fact that the numbers for alt;97 cars represent an average over the current fleet and include models that are much larger than the subcompact Peugeot 106. That can be seen from the fuel consumption data in Table 15.5. This point illustrates the difficulty ofanbsp;...

Title:Environmental External Costs of Transport
Author:Rainer Friedrich, Peter Bickel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2001-09-25


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