Evaluation of CO2 Reduction Effected by GHG Reduction Policy of Vehicle

Title & Authors
Evaluation of CO2 Reduction Effected by GHG Reduction Policy of Vehicle
Park, Yeon Jae; Kwon, Sang Il; Lee, Jae Young;

Abstract
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have given rise to climate change which is one of the most serious environmental challenges that the world faces today. In response, Republic of Korea has proposed "Low Carbon, Green Growth" as a new economic paradigm accompanying with the ultimate aim of building a sense of responsibility for the environment. Korean government has set the ambitious national GHG emission reduction target which aims 37% reduction in the business-as-usual (BAU) level of 2030. The transportation sector plays a key role in this target. In the transportation sector, the GHG reduction target of 34.3% in the BAU level by 2020 has been allocated in order to consider the industrial specificity. Furthermore, it is known that the GHG reduction in the transportation sector has relatively minimal side effects compared to those of other sectors. In order to meet this national GHG reduction target, Korean government has set $\small{CO_2}$ emission regulation of vehicle for 2020. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reduction effects by the average GHG regulation of vehicles. $\small{CO_2}$ emissions, between 2009 and 2013 were analysed by reduction measure such as technology improvement, light-weight, segment shift, diesel vehicle sales. During this period, $\small{CO_2}$ of vehicle was reduced every year by 19.9 g/km (i.e., 3.3% reduction per year). $\small{CO_2}$ reduction of imported vehicle is greater than domestic vehicle because of segment shift toward small size vehicle and higher diesel vehicle sales.
Keywords
$\small{CO_2}$;BAU;Greenhouse gas;Segment shift;Emission target;
Language
Korean
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