Transport and the environment

For a long time, it has appeared as though increased transport volumes and increased emissions are directly linked to GDP growth, but is this necessarily so? TØI conducts research on transport of people and a number of other adjacent topics. We wish to establish contact with students who wish to write their master’s thesis on one of these topics.

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Project description

The transport sector is responsible for a large proportion of Norwegian emissions. For a long time, it has appeared as though increased transport volumes and increased emissions are directly linked to GDP growth, but is this necessarily so?

In Norway, we have also invested heavily in electric vehicles. As a result, a relatively large proportion of the Norwegian vehicle park now consists of electric vehicles. To what extent is this due to the incentive schemes introduced by the authorities?

The research field Planning, Land Use and Public Transport at the Institute of Transport Economics encompasses research on transport of people and a number of other adjacent topics. We are interested in establishing contact with students who wish to write their master’s thesis on one of “our” topics. Our goal is to draw attention to the linkages between transport and the environment as an interesting research area for students.

TØI can offer good access to several databases, such as travel surveys. TØI can also provide co-supervisors according to capacity, a wide-ranging contact network that could be useful for interviews, as well as office space for up to five students.

Transport and the environment can and are being studied from several angles by a variety of academic disciplines. Social geography, social economics, sociology and political science are particularly relevant.
 

 

Tags: Development Geography
Published Oct. 14, 2013 1:23 PM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2013 9:25 AM