A presentation conducted by Dr David Cosgrove, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). Presented on Wednesday the 2nd of October 2013.
The Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum (initiated by ARRB, BITRE and CSIRO) was organised to gather knowledge on options for transport emission abatement, with participation of government, industry, academic and other research organisations; aiming to identify options capable of significantly improving transport sector efficiency, estimate possible greenhouse emission reductions for each option, and examine any challenges to
achieving their full potential. This interdisciplinary study analysed a wide range of prospects, covering vehicle and fuel technologies, infrastructure improvements and land-use planning, travel demand management, mode shifts and other behavioural change. A novel aggregation process
was developed, to estimate the maximal benefits, by 2050, from a full package of measures acting together demonstrating that large reductions in expected emissions
should be technically feasible, even with increasing population, without sacrificing access to transport services.