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‘60-20 emission’—The unequal distribution of greenhouse gas emissions from personal, non-business travel in the UK

‘60-20 emission’—The unequal distribution of greenhouse gas emissions from personal, non-business travel in the UK
‘60-20 emission’—The unequal distribution of greenhouse gas emissions from personal, non-business travel in the UK
Relatively little is known about the composition of greenhouse gas emissions from personal, non-business travel at the disaggregate levels. This paper aims to give insights into the distribution of emissions amongst the UK population. When including non-carbon climate effects air travel dominates overall greenhouse gas emissions. There is a huge range in emissions, with the highest 20% of emitters producing 61% of emissions. This ‘60-20 emission’ rule is surprisingly similar across units and scale of the analysis. Disaggregated data tell a different story than aggregated data. While income, working status, age and car ownership are significantly related to overall emissions, factors related to accessibility, household location and gender are not
travel behaviour, CO2, greenhouse gases, emissions distribution, air travel, car travel
0967-070X
9-19
Brand, Christian
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Preston, John M.
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Brand, Christian
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Preston, John M.
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Brand, Christian and Preston, John M. (2010) ‘60-20 emission’—The unequal distribution of greenhouse gas emissions from personal, non-business travel in the UK. Transport Policy, 17 (1), 9-19. (doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2009.09.001).

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about the composition of greenhouse gas emissions from personal, non-business travel at the disaggregate levels. This paper aims to give insights into the distribution of emissions amongst the UK population. When including non-carbon climate effects air travel dominates overall greenhouse gas emissions. There is a huge range in emissions, with the highest 20% of emitters producing 61% of emissions. This ‘60-20 emission’ rule is surprisingly similar across units and scale of the analysis. Disaggregated data tell a different story than aggregated data. While income, working status, age and car ownership are significantly related to overall emissions, factors related to accessibility, household location and gender are not

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Published date: January 2010
Keywords: travel behaviour, CO2, greenhouse gases, emissions distribution, air travel, car travel
Organisations: Civil Engineering & the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 74597
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74597
ISSN: 0967-070X
PURE UUID: 0796f3ba-e104-45ae-a3a4-deaa3470eb19
ORCID for John M. Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X

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Date deposited: 12 Mar 2010
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:43

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