Environmental Policy for Road Transportation: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Lands Nexus

Ahmed, Shamsuddin (2015). Environmental Policy for Road Transportation: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Lands Nexus. Journal of US - China Public Administration, May 2015, Vol. 12, No. 5, 378-401; doi: 10.17265/1548-6591/2015.05.004; ISSN 1548-6591 (Print); ISSN 1935-9691 (Online)

24 Pages Posted: 11 May 2017

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Shamsuddin Ahmed

York University - York Centre for Public Policy and Law; Independent

Date Written: October 31, 2014

Abstract

This paper explores the efficacy of environmental protection in road transportation that produces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result of vehicle travel frequencies in a region. Road transportation deduces the highest contributor of carbon emissions coupled with human interventions in the economic growth sectors that rather bear a perilous condition in property management exclusively in urban settlements or impervious lands. An association among the selected variables where population erraticism echoes a basic determinant of road transportation for energy use and the vehicle travels increasingly succeeds carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions. Trends in regional gas emissions depict two pragmatic paradigms. First, at least four principal components are coherent and overriding in regional environmental protection to fulfil the common goal of measuring and monitoring climate-smart land use. Second, a plausible land transportation policy pooled with environmental regulations is a complex one from the economic development perspective as the higher the regional economic growth relates relatively higher GHG emissions in nature. It can be concluded that environmental protection from GHG is virtually regulated by three influences population, energy usages, and vehicle travels which are deemed to be the spatial dimension of reducing global carbon emissions being caused by road transportation in a region.

Keywords: energy use, environmental policy, GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, population, road transportation

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Shamsuddin, Environmental Policy for Road Transportation: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Lands Nexus (October 31, 2014). Ahmed, Shamsuddin (2015). Environmental Policy for Road Transportation: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Lands Nexus. Journal of US - China Public Administration, May 2015, Vol. 12, No. 5, 378-401; doi: 10.17265/1548-6591/2015.05.004; ISSN 1548-6591 (Print); ISSN 1935-9691 (Online), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2964407

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