Driving Climate Change

Cutting Carbon from Transportation


  • Daniel Sperling, Founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS – Davis); Professor of Civil Engineering & Environmental Science at UC Davis; Co-director of UC Davis' Fuel Cell Vehicle Center; Associate Editor of Transportation Research (Environment), USA
  • James Cannon, President, Energy Futures, Inc., Boulder, Colorado

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. This book will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to less energy intensive modes, and 3) changing fuel and propulsion technologies. Findings will be presented by the leaders in the field with contributions from professors, researchers, consultants and engineers at the most prominent institutions - commercial, academic and federal - dealing with environmental research and policy.
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Environmental professionals, engineers, scientists, policy-makers; energy and transportation professionals - researchers and managers.


Book information

  • Published: September 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369495-9

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroduction and OverviewPeaking of World Oil Production and Its Mitigation Toward A Policy Agenda For Climate Change: Changing Technologies and Fuels and the Changing Value of EnergyCoordinated Policy Measures for Reducing the Fuel Use of the U.S. Light Duty Vehicle FleetCarbon Burdens from New Car Sales in the United StatesReducing Vehicle Emissions through Cap-and-Trade SchemesNorth American Feebate Analysis ModelReducing Growth in Vehicle Miles Traveled: Can We Really Pull It OffInternational Comparison of Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Passenger VehiclesReducing Transport-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Developing Countries: The Role of the Global Environmental FacilityWhat Multilateral Banks (And Other Donors) Can Do To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Latin America and the CaribbeanFrom Public Understanding to Public Policy: Public Views on Energy, Technology & Climate Science in the United StatesNarrative Self-Identity and Societal Goals: Automotive Fuel Economy and Global Warming PolicyLost in Option Space: Risk Partitioning to Guide Climate and Energy PolicyTowards a Transportation Policy Agenda for Climate ChangeAppendix A: About the Editors and AuthorsAppendix B: Asilomar Attendees List for 2005