Study on Influencing Factors of Transportation Carbon Emission: A Case Study of Beijing
With the economic development, transport carbon emissions has become a major source of urban carbon emissions. A large number of literatures mainly focus on the national level, and there are few comprehensive studies on the urban level. To find the factors of influencing transport carbon emissions on city level and alleviate environmental pressure, the research examine the influencing factors on transport carbon emissions in Beijing from 2001 to 2019 with STIRPAT model incorporating PLS regression method. Results show that the expansion of economic development and population growth are the paramount driver. Higher energy prices is a major inhibited factor. Urbanization level has a significant positive effect on transport carbon emissions, followed by passenger turnover and freight turnover. Energy intensity has negative effect, but not significant. Combined with the above conclusions, Beijing should take measures to reduce carbon emissions from transportation.