DSpace
 

Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4081

Title: Selected environmental impacts of energy use by the automobile sector: Findings from a project focussed on Johannesburg and Cape Town
Authors: Mapako, M
Oliver, D
Covary, N
Mdluli, T
Musvoto, C
Keywords: Energy use
Environment
Automobile sector
Transport sector
ICUE 2009
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Citation: Mapako, M, Oliver, D and Covary, N. 2009. Selected environmental impacts of energy use by the automobile sector: Findings from a project focussed on Johannesburg and Cape Town. Proceedings of ICUE, Somerset West, Cape Town, 2009, pp 7
Abstract: The transport sector is the major consumer of liquid petroleum fuels, and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. It had been estimated to contribute 11% of total national greenhouse gas emissions. It is thus a significant contributor to climate change and air pollution with the attendant negative impacts on the climate and human health. In view of this, the South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI) supported a project, executed by the CSIR, to look at the impact of energy use in the transport sector on the environment, particularly air quality. This paper is intended to provide information about the project, its findings and recommendations. The paper is based on limited air quality monitoring and pollutant dispersion modelling and analysis work by the Climatology Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand, with a smaller soil and water contamination monitoring and analysis component. by Starplex Environmental Solutions. A review of relevant policies and strategies of the two cities was undertaken and two stakeholder workshops were held to discuss findings and to formulate recommendations for policymakers. The two cities were found to have generally different levels of pollutants at the sites monitored and significant differences in their approaches to future transport planning with a view to minimising negative environmental impacts. The lessons from the examination of the different approaches, together with those from other cities can inform future national level transport policy planning. Recommendations around regulatory, legal, technological, fiscal, and awareness issues are provided from the findings of the project and subsequent stakeholder dialogue
Description: Proceedings of ICUE, Somerset West, Cape Town, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4081
ISBN: 978-0-98-14311-1-6
Appears in Collections:Sustainable energy futures
General science, engineering & technology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Mapako1_2009.pdf626.25 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback