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A Model for Climate Target-Oriented Planning and Monitoring of Corporate Travel
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2009 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, ISSN 1556-8318, Vol. 3, no 1, 1-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objectives of this study are to (a) demonstrate the importance and motivation for large private companies taking action against climate change and (b) develop a backcasting-oriented framework for comprehensive and manageable corporate travel policies. The backcasting framework consists of four parts: (1) target description at a conceptual level; (2) mapping of the current status of the company regarding staff travel patterns and preferences, individual and collective emissions, and costs against the targets described; (3) a policy-oriented transformation of the backcasting target; and (4) alternative sets of company policies and strategies that would allow targets to be achieved. A detailed cost-benefit analysis is supplemented by statistical and econometric models that test employee acceptance of the different policy alternatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 3, no 1, 1-17 p.
Keyword [en]
Backcasting; Climate change; Emission target; Mobility management; Policy assessment; Sustainable travel
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7651DOI: 10.1080/15568310701517752ISI: 000264847600001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-70449633303OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7651DiVA: diva2:12743
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QC 20100816. Tidigare titel: A model for climate target-oriented planning and monitoring of organisations’ travel and climate change policies. Titel ändrad 20100816. Publikationsdatum ändrat 20100816 från 2007, vol. 1:4 till 2009 vol. 3:1.Available from: 2007-11-16 Created: 2007-11-16 Last updated: 2010-09-10Bibliographically approved
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1. Mobility Management and Climate Change Policies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mobility Management and Climate Change Policies
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Globally, the transport system faces a paradigmatic shift where, in addition to increased local traffic problems, climate change and depletion of fossil oil reserves will foster a successive transition to renewable fuels and a need for more resource-efficient mobility management and communication alternatives. Foresighted countries, cities or companies taking the lead in adapting to these tougher conditions might well not only solve those problems, but also turn the problems into business advantages. This thesis is based on six studies that attempt to develop future strategies based on rigorous principled emission and energy efficiency targets and to modulate the impact of travel policies, technical components and behaviours in economically advantageous ways. The modelling frameworks developed throughout the thesis build on a target-orientated approach called backcasting, where the following general components are applied: (1) target description at a conceptual level i.e. the potential for sustainable energy systems, emissions, costs, behavioural patterns, preferences, etc.; (2) mapping of the current situation in relation to target description; and (3) modelling of alternative sets of policies, technologies, behaviours and economic prerequisites to arrive at target achievement. Sustainable travel strategies are analysed from two main viewpoints. The first four studies focus on company travel planning, where behavioural modelling proved to be an important tool for deriving targetorientated travel policies consistent with employee preferences. The latter two studies focus on strategies and preconditions to meet future emission targets and energy efficiency requirements at a macroscopic regional level by 2030. Backcasting’s role as a generic methodology for effective strategic planning is discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2007. 37 p.
Series
Trita-SOM , ISSN 1653-6126 ; 2007:05
Keyword
Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD), Backcasting, Greenhouse gas emissions, Traffic planning, Company travel planning, Mobility Management
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4539 (URN)978-91-7178-780-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2007-12-07, Sal Vi, KTH, Teknikringen 76, Stockholm, 09:30
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QC 20100816Available from: 2007-11-16 Created: 2007-11-16 Last updated: 2010-09-10Bibliographically approved

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