Railways and Sustainable Low-Carbon Mobility in China 981159080X, 9789811590801

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Table of contents :
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Contents
1 Introduction
2 Railways and Low-Carbon Mobility
2.1 Railway Development: Make a Comeback?
2.2 Railways and Sustainable Transport
2.2.1 Railways and Economically Sustainable Transport
2.2.2 Railways and Socially Sustainable Transport
2.2.3 Railways and Environmentally Sustainable Transport
2.3 Intermodal Relationship Related to Railways
2.3.1 Competition
2.3.2 Cooperation
2.3.3 Integration
2.4 Intermodal Relationship and Sustainable Transport
2.5 Summary
Part IRetrospect of the Past: Modal Shift is Important
3 Railways and National Carbon Emissions from Passenger Travel in China
3.1 China’s Background
3.1.1 Travel Trends in China
3.1.2 Railway Development in China
3.2 Methodology
3.3 National CO2 Emissions from Passenger Travel
3.3.1 Distance-Based Method
3.3.2 Fuel-Based Method
3.3.3 Insights from the Two Methods
3.4 Provincial CO2 Emissions from Passenger Transport
3.5 The Role of Railways in CO2 Emission Reduction
3.6 The Role of Modal Shift in CO2 Emission Reduction
3.7 Summary
4 Railways and Regional Carbon Emissions from Passenger Travel in China
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Methodology
4.2.1 Estimation Method
4.2.2 Decomposition Analysis
4.3 CO2 Emissions from Transport Sector in Three Metropolitan Regions
4.3.1 CO2 Emissions from Transport Sector in JJJ
4.3.2 CO2 Emissions from Transport Sector in YRD
4.3.3 CO2 Emissions from Transport Sector in PRD
4.3.4 Comparison Between Three Metropolitan Regions
4.4 Factors Influencing CO2 Emission from Transport Sector in Three Metropolitan Regions
4.5 Summary
Part IICurrent Situation: Competition and Integration Between Railways and Other Transport Modes
5 Competition Between Railways and Other Transport Modes
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Background of China
5.2.1 Conventional Railway Improvement
5.2.2 High-Speed Rail Development
5.3 The Relevance of Railway Improvement to Air Transport
5.4 The Relevance of Railway Improvement to Air Flight Patronage
5.4.1 Methodology
5.4.2 Results
5.5 The Relevance of HSR Development to Air Transport Supply
5.6 Implications for Low Carbon Transport
5.7 Summary
6 Cooperation Between Railways and Other Transport Modes
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Integration Between Railways and Urban Transport
6.3 Integration Between Railways and Air Transport
6.4 Case study: Shanghai Hongqiao Comprehensive Transport Hub
6.4.1 Background
6.4.2 Interchange Service in Hongqiao
6.5 Summary
Part IIIProspects for the Future: Breaking Institutional Barriers
7 Breaking Institutional Barriers in China
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Institutional Barriers of Integrated Transport in China
7.2.1 Organization of Different Transport Modes in China
7.2.2 Ownership of Different Transport Modes in China
7.2.3 Operation of Different Transport Modes in China
7.3 Implications for Policy Making
7.4 Summary
8 Towards Sustainable Low-Carbon Mobility in China
8.1 Summary of the Book
8.1.1 Retrospect of the Past: Modal Shift is Important
8.1.2 Current Situation: Competition and Integration Between Railways and Other Transport Modes
8.1.3 Prospects for the Future: Breaking Institutional Barriers
8.2 Contributions of the Book
8.2.1 Major Theoretical Contributions
8.2.2 Major Practical Contributions
8.3 Suggestions for Further Studies
Bibliography

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