Host: Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Greenhouse gas emission (GHGs) is a very important issue in today's international agenda. Among GHGs, CO2 emission related to energy use results from fossil fuel conbustion; and CO2 emissions due to transport play a major role in the worrying problem of the greenhouse effect. Thus transportation sector (especially in highway system) could play a critical role to help Taiwan meet the requirements of Kyoto Protocol. The objective of this study is to investigate CO2 emission ststus, reduction policy and management strategy of Taiwan's transportation sector.It is concluded that the lower price of fuel is important reason that contributed to fuel inefficiency and CO2 reduction effect. The government must restrain the use and possession of private vehicle effectively to reduce fossil fuel consumption. Finally, levy of fuel tax method must be reviewed and reformed to improve CO2emission.