Transport and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Forecasts, Options Analysis, and Evaluation

Publication | December 2009

This report provides a discussion on the relevance of measuring greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), as well as air pollution from the transport sector from various methodologies and using the activity-structure-intensity-fuel (ASIF) type model. It aims to guide authorities and researchers in Asia in measuring O2emissions, as well as air pollutants from the urban transport sector. It also provides a discussion on the key parameters needed to be routinely collected by authorities to come up with an accurate estimate of the emissions.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Importance of the Transport Sector and Measurement of Transport Data
  • What Existing Aggregate Data Tell Us
  • Restraining CO2 Emissions from Transport in a Growing World
  • How and Why Measure Carbon Emissions from the Transport Sector?
  • ASIF Approach - "Bottom-up"
  • Monitoring and Analysis of the Status Quo
  • Looking Forward: ASIF and Other Approaches to Projections and Forecasting
  • Looking Backward: Measuring Policy and Other Impacts
  • Data Requirements: A Three-Times-Three-Tiered Approach?
  • Testing ASIF and Available Data for Estimating Emissions in Asian Countries
  • Summary and the Way Forward
  • References
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Transport
  • WPS091261
  • 2071-9450 (Print)

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