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Carbon Accounting of Transportation Infrastructure.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Climate change is one of the most important challenges society is facing. Climate change is mainly due to the release of greenhouse gases (GHG) by humans.

The transportation sector plays a major role in the release of GHG. However, little effort has been made worldwide for decreasing transportation emissions.

Accounting for transportation emissions has become a great concern. SETEC International is one of the leading engineering groups for the design of transportation infrastructure in France. Through this Master’s Thesis, SETEC wanted to develop a carbon accounting tool for calculating GHG emissions from three types of infrastructures: road, railway and airport.

This Thesis explains how the carbon accounting tool was designed in order to take into consideration most of the GHG emissions caused by transportation infrastructures. Carbon accounting of an infrastructure aims to determine the elements that emit the most GHG so that design recommendations can be made and the carbon footprint of the infrastructure reduced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, TRITA-LWR Degree Project, ISSN 1651-064X ; 2014:05
Keyword [en]
GHG; Climate change; carbon accounting; infrastructure; transportation
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-171792OAI: diva2:844528
Educational program
Degree of Master - Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure
Available from: 2015-08-11 Created: 2015-08-06 Last updated: 2015-08-11Bibliographically approved

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