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Title:Toward a sustainable transport development in Asia and the Pacific PDF Logo
Authors:Bhattacharyay, Biswa N.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Resource and Environment Economics 3539
Abstract:Despite remarkable growth during the last decade, Asia and the Pacific still faces extensive basic infrastructure needs. Furthermore, to cope up with the reduced export demand from advanced economies arising out of the ongoing financial crisis, the region needs to enhance its connectivity through developing transport infrastructure at the national and regional level to rebalance its growth towards regional demand through enhancing intraregional trade. However, building massive transport infrastructure will have profound implications on environment and climate change at the national, regional and global levels as well as on scarce energy resources. This paper presents the needs and benefits of transport connectivity and financing requirement of Asian economies during 2010-2020; and analyzes the major challenges and prospects in developing sustainable transport connectivity. Finally, the paper provides policy recommendations on what the region can do to meet these challenges.
Subjects:sustainable transport
infrastructure
connectivity
financing infrastructure
environment and climate change
Asia and the Pacific
JEL:H23
H50
K32
L62
L91
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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