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Emissions modelling: more hot air than action?

Arup’s Michael Bull and Stephen Finnegan say that sophisticated carbon modelling tools are available but that they are not yet being used as widely as they should be
Arup’s Michael Bull and Stephen Finnegan say that sophisticated carbon modelling tools are available but that they are not yet being used as widely as they should be
Arups carbon models have 
become far more complex since the company began to work in this area 15 years ago, not least visually
Arups carbon models have become far more complex since the company began to work in this area 15 years ago, not least visually
Stephen Finnegan
Stephen Finnegan

 

According to consultant Arup, the ability to model the carbon dioxide emissions of transport has become much more sophisticated in recent years but the use of such models to estimate the effect on climate change of transport projects and policies remains comparatively rare.

Arup first began to look at modelling carbon some 15 years ago, says Michael Bull, head of air quality at the consultant, making the company quite possibly the first to look seriously at this. Initially, Bull explains, the...

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