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The public administrations efforts of Athens and London against transportation emissions

Karkalaki, C. (2020) The public administrations efforts of Athens and London against transportation emissions.

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Abstract:The present thesis examines the climate action plans of Athens and London. The reason why Athens and London were selected is because of the fact that air pollution caused many deaths in these places. The reason why transportation emissions is the focus of this research is because road transportation forms the biggest source of air pollution in urban environments (Progiou, 2011, p. 1). Focusing on the measures for the reduction of transportation emissions it found out what are the differences between the two climate action plans. The research showed that Athens administration allocated four policy instruments which depended on international guidelines, whereas London authorities provided eleven policy instruments that depended on technological developments. The Athenian authorities chose to cooperate with municipal services. On the contrary London strategy was the result of collective action (Municipality of Athens, 2017), (Mayor of London, 2018). Important role played the context of each city. The Greek financial crisis limited the financial ability of citizens to adopt environmentally friendly habits which cost. Whereas Londoner’s financial status enabled them to adopt such habits. The promotion of eco-driving, biking and walking and the promotion of eco-driving formed common characteristics of the Athenian and London plan (Municipality of Athens, 2017)(Mayor of London, 2018).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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