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Memorias de investigación
Capítulo de libro:
Methods for a joint consideration of indicator
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Transporte terrestre
Datos
Descripción
The final report tries to answer the following questions: How can environmental impacts of transport be measured? How can measurements be transformed into operational indicators? How can several indicators be jointly considered? And how can indicators be used in planning and decision making? Firstly we provide definition of 'indicator of environmental sustainability in transport'. The functions, strengths and weaknesses of indicators as measurement tools, and as decision support tools are discussed. We define what "environmental sustainability in transport" may mean through the transport system, the concepts of sustainable development and of environment. The concept of 'chain of causality' between a source and a final target is developed, as a common reference for indicators and assessments. As the decision making context influences the perceived and actual needs for indicators and methods, we also analysed the dimensions and context of decision making. We derived criteria and methods for the assessment and selection of indicators of environmental sustainability in transport, in terms of measurement, monitoring and management. The methods and the criteria are exemplified for seven chains of causality. Methods for a comprehensive joint consideration of environmentally sustainable indicators are analyzed and evaluated. They concerned aggregated or composite indicators as well as multi-criteria methods. Five case studies are presented. Finally, recommendations for continued research and development of indicators and joint considerations methods for assessment of environmental sustainability in transport are given.
Internacional
Si
DOI
Edición del Libro
1
Editorial del Libro
INRETS
ISBN
978-2-85782-684-2
Serie
Título del Libro
Indicators of environmental sustainability in transport.
Desde página
191
Hasta página
271
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Participantes
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Arce Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Emilio Ortega Pérez (Universidad de Granada)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente
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