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Road transport system in Southeast Asia; problems and economic solutions


Kaffashi, Sara and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Clark, Maynard S. and Ahmad Sidique, Shaufique Fahmi and Radam, Alias (2016) Road transport system in Southeast Asia; problems and economic solutions. Current World Environment, 11 (1). pp. 10-19. ISSN 0973-4929; ESSN: 2320-8031


In Southeast Asian countries (SEA), road transport accounts for the main energy consumption and CO2 emission. Air pollution is a major concern in densely populated cities such as Bangkok, Manila, and Kuala Lumpur. The main objective of this paper is to give insights on trends of transport development, car ownership, and CO2 emissions in Southeast Asia. This study also attempts to review the successful transportation policies around the globe and to introduce the possible instruments that can help reduce air pollution in Southeast Asian countries. Economic instruments to estimate the benefits of a cleaner environment due to new policies are introduced as well. The results of this research could help policy makers consider approaches that could internalize external costs of transportation and maximize the societal welfare.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher: Enviro Research Publishers
Keywords: Southeast Asia; Transportation; Car ownership; CO2 emission; Economic methods; Societal welfare
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 09:52
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56448
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