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Title: Air pollution and climate change co-benefit opportunities in the road transportation sector in Durban, South Africa
Authors: Thambiran T, Diab RD
Keywords: Road transport
Air quality
Greenhouse gas emissions
Air pollution
Climate change
Durban roads
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Thambiran, T, Diab, RD. 2011. Air pollution and climate change co-benefit opportunities in the road transportation sector in Durban, South Africa. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 45, pp 2683-2689
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;6167
Abstract: The contribution of the road transportation sector to emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases is a growing concern in developing countries. Emission control measures implemented within this sector can have varying counteracting influences. In the city of Durban, South Africa, the growing dependence on privately-owned motor vehicles and increasing usage of roads for freight transport have all resulted in significant air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. In this study, an emissions inventory was developed for the road transport sector and was used as a basis to explore intervention opportunities that are likely to reduce simultaneously, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in this sector. It was found that reducing the vehicle kilometres travelled by privately-owned motor vehicles and improving the efficiency of road freight transport offered the greatest potential for achieving co-benefits.
Description: Copyright: 2011 Elsevier. This is a post print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Atmospheric Environment, Vol.45
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5020
ISSN: 1352-2310
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