Priorities, policies and (time)scales: the delivery of emissions reductions in the UK transport sector

Jillian Anable, Jon Shaw

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The transport sector is consistently responsible for around 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in developed countries and is one of few sectors where emissions continue to increase as a result of apparently insatiable demand for road and air travel. This paper examines how the formulation of transport policy fits into the exposition of UK climate policy, focusing on three principal areas of tension: policy priority (congestion and carbon reduction); strategies to reduce emissions (technological and behavioural solutions) and timescale (short- and long-term vision). We suggest that in overcoming such tensions government ministers will need to devolve significant policy formulation and implementation powers to an appropriate scale of governance – in this case the city-region – to fashion a ‘convergence space’ capable of promoting meaningful action with regard to transport’s climate impact.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-457
Number of pages15
JournalArea
Volume39
Issue number4
Early online date6 Nov 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

Fingerprint

timescale
air transportation
climate policy
climate effect
congestion
environmental policy
minister
carbon dioxide
travel
air
climate
road
governance
demand
carbon
policy
emission reduction
time
developed country
city

Keywords

  • UK
  • transport policy
  • climate policy
  • behaviour change
  • scale

Cite this

Priorities, policies and (time)scales : the delivery of emissions reductions in the UK transport sector. / Anable, Jillian; Shaw, Jon.

In: Area, Vol. 39, No. 4, 12.2007, p. 443-457.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anable, Jillian ; Shaw, Jon. / Priorities, policies and (time)scales : the delivery of emissions reductions in the UK transport sector. In: Area. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 443-457.
@article{b79fe5e2d1ea4ce695cb198d1070effc,
title = "Priorities, policies and (time)scales: the delivery of emissions reductions in the UK transport sector",
abstract = "The transport sector is consistently responsible for around 30{\%} of carbon dioxide emissions in developed countries and is one of few sectors where emissions continue to increase as a result of apparently insatiable demand for road and air travel. This paper examines how the formulation of transport policy fits into the exposition of UK climate policy, focusing on three principal areas of tension: policy priority (congestion and carbon reduction); strategies to reduce emissions (technological and behavioural solutions) and timescale (short- and long-term vision). We suggest that in overcoming such tensions government ministers will need to devolve significant policy formulation and implementation powers to an appropriate scale of governance – in this case the city-region – to fashion a ‘convergence space’ capable of promoting meaningful action with regard to transport’s climate impact.",
keywords = "UK, transport policy, climate policy, behaviour change, scale",
author = "Jillian Anable and Jon Shaw",
year = "2007",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00776.x",
language = "English",
volume = "39",
pages = "443--457",
journal = "Area",
issn = "0004-0894",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Priorities, policies and (time)scales

T2 - the delivery of emissions reductions in the UK transport sector

AU - Anable, Jillian

AU - Shaw, Jon

PY - 2007/12

Y1 - 2007/12

N2 - The transport sector is consistently responsible for around 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in developed countries and is one of few sectors where emissions continue to increase as a result of apparently insatiable demand for road and air travel. This paper examines how the formulation of transport policy fits into the exposition of UK climate policy, focusing on three principal areas of tension: policy priority (congestion and carbon reduction); strategies to reduce emissions (technological and behavioural solutions) and timescale (short- and long-term vision). We suggest that in overcoming such tensions government ministers will need to devolve significant policy formulation and implementation powers to an appropriate scale of governance – in this case the city-region – to fashion a ‘convergence space’ capable of promoting meaningful action with regard to transport’s climate impact.

AB - The transport sector is consistently responsible for around 30% of carbon dioxide emissions in developed countries and is one of few sectors where emissions continue to increase as a result of apparently insatiable demand for road and air travel. This paper examines how the formulation of transport policy fits into the exposition of UK climate policy, focusing on three principal areas of tension: policy priority (congestion and carbon reduction); strategies to reduce emissions (technological and behavioural solutions) and timescale (short- and long-term vision). We suggest that in overcoming such tensions government ministers will need to devolve significant policy formulation and implementation powers to an appropriate scale of governance – in this case the city-region – to fashion a ‘convergence space’ capable of promoting meaningful action with regard to transport’s climate impact.

KW - UK

KW - transport policy

KW - climate policy

KW - behaviour change

KW - scale

U2 - 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00776.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00776.x

M3 - Article

VL - 39

SP - 443

EP - 457

JO - Area

JF - Area

SN - 0004-0894

IS - 4

ER -