Transport, planning and the built environment


This fifth paper issued by the Garnaut Climate Change Review is based on the discussion at a public forum on 19 February 2007, other discussions with stakeholders and internal research.

Issues related to the adoption of low-emission technologies and practices in transport, land-use and buildings are interlinked, but for the purposes of clarity this paper divides these issues into transport (Section 3) and buildings (Section 4). Land-use is discussed in both sections. Each section explores the emissions from the sector, technical options to reduce emissions, and potential barriers that may impede the adoption of cost-effective emission reduction strategies. In doing so, the paper focuses on barriers to the adoption of existing low-emission technologies and practices.

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