Thursday, January 13, 2011

Project: Study of transport system in low carbon society


It has been internationally recognized that the global target for the reduction of CO2 in 2050 should be 50% of the present level. CO2 emissions from the transport sector, whose share of total emissions of all sectors has been around 20%, increased significantly in the last 30 years. If we pursue the global target of 50% reduction by 2050, the emissions from the transport sector should also be reduced drastically by means of not only technology development but also changes in life style. Therefore ITPS and Ritsumeikan University decided to launch the international study of transport systems in a low carbon society based on the following framework.

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