Carbon dioxide emissions and inland container transport in Taiwan

Chun Hsiung Liao, Chin Shan Lu, Po Hsing Tseng

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The aim of this study is to estimate the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from inland container transport during the time period of 1998-2008 and predicts the trend of these emissions. The analyses show that the CO2 emission from inland container transport in 1992 reached 1.03million tonnes, and the figure drastically increased by 89.3% to 1.95million tonnes in 2008. Using a multiple regression model, gross domestic product (GDP) and oil price are found to be the key drivers for CO2 emission. The CO2 mitigation strategies are discussed in the policy suggestions given that Taiwan is warming at twice global average rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-728
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • General Environmental Science


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