MANAGING THE TRANSITION TO A LOW-EMISSIONS FUTURE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

The growth in demand for motorised transport in developing countries is outlined. Serious air pollution caused by motorised vehicles and related illnesses in major Asian cities are described. Carbon monoxide, lead and particulate levels are the primary problem with significant amounts of HC and NOX. A strategy for improving the situation is suggested made up of reducing emissions and reducing driving. Measures to lower emissions discussed include: a) regular inspection and maintenance programmes, b) more stringent motor cycle emissions standards, c) improved fuel quality, d) alternative fuels for buses and e) more stringent car and truck emissions standards. For the covering abstract see IRRD 863658.

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    United Nations

    Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
    30-43 Quai Andre Citroen
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  75739
  • Authors:
    • WALSH, M P
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 28-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0378-9993
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM