Transportation CO₂ emission decoupling: An assessment of the Eurasian logistics corridor

Wang, Chao, Zhao, Yuelin, Wang, Yongjie, Wood, Jacob, Kim, Chi Yeol, and Li, Yi (2020) Transportation CO₂ emission decoupling: An assessment of the Eurasian logistics corridor. Transportation Research. Part D: Transport & Environment, 86. 102486.

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Abstract

The Eurasian logistics corridor is as important transportation hub delivering goods and services to countries along the belt and road. While greatly promoting the economic and social development of countries in the region, the corridor also presents enormous energy consumption and CO₂ emission challenges. In order to assess these demands, our study combines the Tapio de-coupling model and the logarithmic mean divisia index (LMDI) to analyze the relationship be-tween transportation sector development and CO₂ emissions. Our study shows that transportation-intensity effect is the main driving force behind CO₂ emission reductions in developed countries, while the energy-intensity effect is key to reducing transportation CO₂ emissions in developing countries. Moreover, we demonstrated that carbon- and transportation-intensity effects inhibit transportation CO₂ emissions, while the factors of economic structure and population size help to increase transportation CO₂ emission levels. Finally, our research provides an important reference for economies seeking to develop greener transportation sectors.

Item ID: 64012
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-2340
Keywords: Eurasian logistics corridor, CO₂ emission, Tapio decoupling, LMDI, green transportation
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Projects and Grants: Humanities and Social Science Fund of Ministry of Education of China (No. 18YJC790158), Social Science Planning Project of Xi'an city, China (No. JG205), Social Science Planning Project of Shaanxi Province, China (No.2019D016), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, CHD, China (No. 300102230625; 300102230706), Natural Science Basic Research Plan of Shaanxi Province, China (No. 2020JQ-396)
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 14:50
FoR Codes: 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380105 Environment and resource economics @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440407 Socio-economic development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 88 TRANSPORT > 8898 Environmentally Sustainable Transport > 889802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities @ 100%
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