A methodology for evaluating environmental co-benefits in the transport sector: application to the Delhi Metro

Doll, Christopher N.H. and Balaban, Osman, (2013). A methodology for evaluating environmental co-benefits in the transport sector: application to the Delhi Metro. Journal of Cleaner Production, 58 61-73

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    Author Doll, Christopher N.H.
    Balaban, Osman
    Title A methodology for evaluating environmental co-benefits in the transport sector: application to the Delhi Metro
    Appearing in Journal of Cleaner Production   Check publisher's open access policy
    Volume 58
    Publication Date 2013-11-01
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 61
    End page 73
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper presents a methodology to measure the environmental co-benefits of transport initiatives, defined here as carbon emissions in conjunction with local air pollution. An evaluation tool was developed and then tested on the case of the Delhi metro. The metro is an extensive rail project spanning the Indian capital, which is also the world's first rail based Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project. However, it has also been a flashpoint in urban policy-making in the city in recent years. This analysis identifies the co-benefits based on the current situation as well potential co-benefits based on increased ridership and altering mode share contributions. The paper then discusses the challenges faced in the quantification process and the practical implications of achieving increased co-benefits. The paper highlights issues of data quality as well as data access, whilst identifying that factors peripheral to the project itself can have a critical effect in achieving co-benefits from large scale transport infrastructure projects in developing countries.
    UNBIS Thesaurus MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS
    AIR POLLUTION
    URBAN TRANSPORT
    Keyword Delhi metro
    Co-benefits
    CO2 emissions
    Local air pollution
    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 0959-6526
    DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.07.006
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