Reducing Our Transport CO2 Emissions

This report is part of Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. response to the urgent need for Aotearoa New Zealand to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet its climate change obligations.

The report outlines some key measures to reduce the high carbon dioxide emissions of our transport sector. It has been prepared by two professional engineers with extensive experience in transportation engineering and planning, both of whom are committee members of the society.

An ‘all of sector’ strategy approach is required that includes encouraging changes in current learned travel behaviours. This strategy, in order of preference, should encourage communities and businesses to avoid travel, shift travel to more shared and low emission modes and reduce emissions from essential travel.

Statement on Climate Change
Energy and Transport