Blueprint 5: True Costs of Road Transport [NOOK Book]

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Evidence has come to light regarding the impact of benzene emissions from road transport, the incidence of asthmatic attacks and the possible toll of particulate matter from diesel engines on human health. This book examines the issues and argues that, without a fundamental change in policy, it is inevitable that the transport sector will continue to impose increasing costs on the natural environment, human health and the economy. It also quantifies the external costs of road transport and suggests new measures, ...
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Blueprint 5: True Costs of Road Transport

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Overview

Evidence has come to light regarding the impact of benzene emissions from road transport, the incidence of asthmatic attacks and the possible toll of particulate matter from diesel engines on human health. This book examines the issues and argues that, without a fundamental change in policy, it is inevitable that the transport sector will continue to impose increasing costs on the natural environment, human health and the economy. It also quantifies the external costs of road transport and suggests new measures, such as road pricing and financial incentives, to pave the way to a sustainable transport system.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134171170
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Blueprint Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Maddison is Research Fellow in CSERGE at University College London and the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Olof Johansson is a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Gotenborg, Sweden.
David Pearce is Professor of Environmental Economics at University College London and Director of CSERGE at University College London and the University of East Anglia.
Edward Calthrop is a consultant with Economics for the Environmental Consultance (EFTEC).
Todd Litman is Director of the Victoria Transport policy Institute, British Columbia, Canada.
Eric Verhoef is with the Department of Spatial Economics, free University of Amsterdam and is also affiliated to the Tinbergen Institute.
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Table of Contents

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Notes on the authors
Preface 1
Preface 2
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 3
2 External Costs and Economic Efficiency 19
3 Road Transport and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect 42
4 The Economic Costs of Air Pollution 51
5 Noise Pollution 84
6 Congestion Costs and Road Damage Costs 98
7 The External Costs of Accidents 119
8 Aggregate Externality Charges and The Taxation of Road Transport 140
9 The External Costs of Road Transport in Sweden 153
10 The External Cost of Road Transport in North America 178
11 The External Costs of Road Transport in The Netherlands 199
Annexe: A Catalogue of Existing External Cost Estimates 218
References 226
Index 237
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