|Project name:||SPACON+ - Spatial COnsumption/ Production Structure and Mobility- Related CO2- Emissions|
Birgit Bednar- Friedl
|Project team:||Olivia Koland|
|Partners:||Laurent Franckx, University of Leuven|
|Austrian Academy of Sciences, Global Change Programme|
|Duration:||2005 - 2007|
Mobility activities currently trigger the fastest increasing segment in fossil fuel emissions. This reflects a specific spatial structure in the distribution of land use devoted to residence, work, shopping, leisure and production. While a fundamental change in spatial structure (including infrastructure) is required to change mobility consumption patterns, this needs to be a long-term process, feeding back on the whole production system and connected to substantial carbon consequences. In the present study, these interactions will be described by means of a spatial computable general equilibrium model in order to evaluate the scope by which respective technological options and, more fundamentally, spatial restructuring can reduce mobility-related fossil fuel emissions.