4.4.1 Prices of carbon and mitigation costs in transport

Course subject(s) 4. Transport decarbonization II

In this video, Dr. Natalia Barbour discusses pricing of carbon, comparison between sedan and SUV emissions and abatement cost curves for road vehicles.

Key takeaways:

  1. Carbon prices will encourage travelers to use vehicle types that pollute and cost less per mile of travel, such as electric vehicles.
  2. Mitigation potential is the quantity of net greenhouse gas emission reductions relative to a specified emissions baseline.
  3. SUVs produce a significantly higher amount of CO2 emissions per year than sedans.
  4. Marginal abatement cost curves can help us identify measures in transport that can reduce CO2 emissions.
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