Human Dimensions of Global Warming

Lesson 5 Reading Assignment


This week's reading assignment focuses mitigation opportunities related to transportation sector emissions.

Reading Assignment

  • Chapter 8: Transport; read sections 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.

    Sims R., R. Schaeffer, F. Creutzig, X. Cruz-Núñez, M. D’Agosto, D. Dimitriu, M.J. Figueroa Meza, L. Fulton, S. Kobayashi, O. Lah, A. McKinnon, P. Newman, M. Ouyang, J.J. Schauer, D. Sperling, and G. Tiwari, 2014: Transport. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler,I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA. 
When reading the chapter, pay careful attention to:
  • the differences between direct and indirect emissions contributions
  • emissions intensity reduction
  • the role light duty passenger vehicles play relative to other types of vehicles in the sector

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