Volume 21, No. 03, Month SEPTEMBER, Year 2021, Pages 305 - 322

Greenhouse gases mitigation in the road transport towards 2050: analyses of selected greater mekong sub-region (gms) countries

Degeorge Dul, Bundit Limmeechokchai

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The transport sector in the selected Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam was one of the large carbon dioxide (CO2) emission sources in 2015 of which, the road transport contributed the largest CO2 emissions in the transport sector. The transport sector of these countries emitted 23.3% of the total CO2 emissions in 2015. The potential of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation in the road transport is huge as vehicle technologies keep advancing. Therefore, this study presents mitigating GHG emissions from the road transport of the selected GMS countries using scenariobased analysis. Besides the Business-as-Usual (BAU) scenario, three mitigation scenarios: Alternative Fuel (AF), Modal Shift (MS), and Electric Vehicle (EV) were developed. In addition, each countermeasure scenario is divided into two levels namely, low-ambition and high-ambition levels of GHG mitigation. The Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP) model is used to estimate the energy demand and GHG emissions.ETC...


Electric vehicle, GHG mitigation, Greater Mekong Sub-region, LEAP model, Road transport


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