Reducing Carbon Emissions from Shopping Trips: Evidence from China
J LI, PY ZHANG, K LO, M WANG
Energies | MDPI | Published : 2015
With rising income and the emergence of modern shopping centers in urban China, shopping trips by private car becomes more and more common, leading to higher carbon emissions in the transport sector. Encouraging car owners to shift transport mode from private car to public transport could achieve significant emissions reductions. This study estimate carbon emissions savings by shifting from private cars to public transport for shopping trips in urban China, using Shenyang, one of the largest cities in China, as a case study. Our results show that the average carbon emissions per shopper is 426.9 g, and the carbon emissions on weekends is 13% higher than weekdays. Moreover, shoppers travellin..View full abstract
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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41201159; 41571152; 41401478; 41201160; 41001076); The Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KSZD-EW-Z-021-03; KZZD-EW-06-03).