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Towards Agenda 2030: Use of GIS in visualizing emissions from personal automobiles for evidence-based policy and planning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many countries have committed to goals of emission reductions outlined by the Paris Agreement. The actions and results seen thus far from national governments have been lackluster notwithstanding their good faith pledges. City governments have taken it upon themselves to pick up where their national governments have failed.

A large portion of emissions are due to transportation. Individuals’ daily travel patterns are typically limited to within a relatively local area. As mobility patterns differ between cities, municipalities have a unique role in transitioning to a sustainable society that blanket policies by national governments cannot achieve. This results in a bottom-up approach in achieving national commitments to the Paris Agreement.

In order to make effective policies and plans, municipalities should make decisions based on known information. Before reducing emissions, it must be known where and by whom the emissions are being produced. This report uses Uppsala as a case study to explore how GIS can be used to communicate and create an understanding between data scientists and politicians so that mitigation efforts can be evidencebased. The report results in several methods for visualizing personal automobile emissions based on registration data. The report continues in discussing some potential actions that can be taken to addressing the emissions from neighborhoods indicated as large contributors by the visualizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
Series
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 2019/64
Keywords [en]
Sustainable Development, Geographic Information Systems, GIS, carbon emissions mitigation, local policy, city planning, co-modality, multimodal, mobility, transportation
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-398218OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-398218DiVA, id: diva2:1375019
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Presentation
2019-09-05, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 11:15 (English)
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Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2019-12-10Bibliographically approved

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