Low Carbon Oxford North | The Carbon Footprint of Car Travel

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A look at the Carbon Footprint of Car Travel in North Oxford.

A look at the Carbon Footprint of Car Travel in North Oxford.

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  • 5 Developing the transport theme for the month we have been looking at the most efficient ways of getting from Summertown to the centre of Oxford and back – with some interesting results. As always it all depends on how you measure these things! Here are the optionsTravelling by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 0                                 0(ignoring any food costs)                                                               0                                 0(ignoring any food costs)

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  • 1. Low Carbon Oxford NorthMeeting 25th January 2011
    The carbon footprint of car travel
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  • 3. Average carbon emissions per person in the UK is 12.5 tonnes of CO2
    Source: Chris Goodall How to live a low-carbon life
  • 4. Carbon emissions of travel
    Source: Chris Goodall How to live a low-carbon life
  • 5. Carbon footprint of car travel
    Source: based on Chris Goodall How to live a low-carbon life
  • 6. … but emissions are unequally distributed
    Highest 10% of emitters are responsible for 43% of emissions
    Lowest 10% of emitters are responsible for 1% of emissions
    Brand,C.; Boardman,B. Energy Policy 36 (200) 224-238
  • 7. The carbon cost of getting to Oxford from Summertown
  • 8. Carbon cost of getting into Oxford and back from Summertown
  • 9. Main options for reducing emissions from car travel (Based on annual emission per car of 2.6 tonnes travelling 9,000 miles per year)
    Source: based on Chris Goodall How to live a low-carbon life
  • 10. ….the school run