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Patrick Moriarty and Damon Honnery
Monash University (Australia)
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Peter Midgley
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Environment & Climate Change, Urban Mobility

Planning Australian transport to stabilise the climate at 2-3 degrees C hotter than today

To have a sustainable Australian transport system by 2030, transport GHGs may have to be reduced 18.8-fold. At best, passenger cars in 2030 could emit 2.5 times less per passenger-km than current cars, but it is more likely to be about 1.5 times less. At best, public transport in 2030 could emit 6 times less per passenger-km than current cars. Since reductions from both passenger cars and public transport are insufficient to provide a sustainable transport system by 2030, demand for motorised travel must be reduced. The question is how? (20 slides)