Environmental sustainability of urban road transport : an integrated analysis for life cycle emission impact

Rahman, Md. Habibur, Chin, Hoong Chor, & Haque, Md. Mazharul (2014) Environmental sustainability of urban road transport : an integrated analysis for life cycle emission impact. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), 13(2), pp. 126-141.

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Despite of significant contributions of urban road transport to global economy and society, it is one of the largest sources of local and global emission impact. In order to address the environmental concerns of urban road transport it is imperative to achieve a holistic understanding of contributory factors causing emissions which requires a complete look onto its whole life cycle. Previous studies were mainly based on segmental views which mostly studied environmental impacts of individual transport modes and very few considered impacts other than operational phase. This study develops an integrated life cycle inventory model for urban road transport emissions from a holistic modal perspective. Singapore case was used to demonstrate the model. Results show that total life cycle greenhouse gas emission from Singapore’s road transport sector is 7.8 million tons per year. The total amount of criteria air pollutants are also estimated in this study.

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ID Code: 63894
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: environmental sustainability, environmental pollution, environmental impact, global warming, life cycle analysis, road transport, sustainability, urban sustainable policy, Singapore
ISSN: 1474-6778
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2013 22:59
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2015 11:02

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