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What are the ways to reduce the emissions?

We will cover some of the steps Global Citizens, Industries and Governments can take in reducing emissions.
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Transport is a critical factor in the economy and society’s growth. People are connected to work, education, health care, and each other via transportation infrastructure.

In many ways, modern transportation and climate change go hand in hand. For example, the technological advances from the Industrial Revolution that ushered in new modes of travel are the same technologies that have resulted in the planet’s wide-scale pollution.

Industrial emission and Renewable Energy

Transportation contributes to air pollution and climate change by emitting carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Transport accounts for 64% of worldwide oil consumption, 27% of total energy consumption, and 23% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. In addition, vehicle pollution is directly responsible for over 185,000 cases of mortality per year.

Since it accounts for 23% of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, the transportation sector is critical to global climate change mitigation initiatives. And to get the transportation industry on a 2° Celsius stabilization path, the transportation industry must use all possible mitigation methods like vehicle fuel economy, modal choice, and compact urban planning. It applies to all modes of transportation and requires the participation of both national and local levels of government.

Setting the transportation sector on a path toward long-term development makes it possible to accomplish significant efficiency gains at a fair cost. Moreover, their attainment is possible via already available technology and practices, which will significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions and have positive social, environmental, and economic consequences due to their adoption.

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Ways to reduce emissions caused by the transportation industry

Countries must undertake extensive research to examine practical ways to accelerate the adoption of low emission vehicles, looking primarily at the constraints, such as infrastructure requirements and safety. Here are some suggestions and measures that we should consider in reducing emissions.

  • Adopting alternative fuels and hybrid cars, other innovative technologies such as fuel cell and fuel cell generators can help reduce CO2 emissions.
  • There should be consistent and regular Research on the road transport-related global warming on a recurrent basis at intervals of several years since the issue of global warming includes many uncertainties and disparities in forecasts on the impact of policies, technologies, transport demand, etc., on CO2 emissions.
  • To reduce car emissions, we should implement a low- or no-emissions zone. In addition, designated areas such as “low-emission zones”, “clean air zones,” and “congestion-free zones” could also help or encourage people to follow low emission norms.
  • Imposing entry fees or outright bans on those that fail to fulfil the zone’s rigorous emission criteria for cars.
  • Government bodies should take steps to allow sales of only zero-emission buses, taxis, and municipal vehicles by 2030.
  • Contextual research on EVs per charger ratios and charger types in major urban areas should drive the construction of EV charging infrastructure.
  • Use tax breaks and designated EV parking places to encourage the usage of electric automobiles.
  • Implying the use of cleaner freight vehicles and lowering the number of miles they travel. Encourage companies to combine deliveries to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Find ways to move freight off the roadways to alternative forms of transportation, like rail or ships.
  • Introduction of fiscal measures (e.g., fuel taxes, vehicle taxes) and other incentives to encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Encouraging people to take public transit.

Global CO2 Emissions

Conclusion

While transportation continues to contribute a large percentage of emissions, the sector has many opportunities to deliver greenhouse gas reductions. For example, low-carbon fuels, new and improved vehicle technologies, strategies to reduce the number of vehicle miles travelled, and operating vehicles more efficiently mitigate greenhouse gases from transportation.

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