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Used Vehicles and the Environment

2020 - A Global Overview of Used Light Duty Vehicles: Flow, Scale and Regulation

Author:

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Publisher:

UNEP

Description:

Millions of used cars, vans and minibuses exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world are of poor quality, contributing significantly to air pollution and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. The UNEP-report shows that between 2015 and 2018, 14 million used light-duty vehicles were exported worldwide. Some 80 per cent went to low- and middle-income countries, with more than half going to Africa.

The first-ever report of its kind, calls for action to fill the current policy vacuum with the adoption of harmonized minimum quality standards that will ensure used vehicles contribute to cleaner, safer fleets in importing countries.

Categories:

Integrated urban development Sustainable mobility Cities and climate change Solid waste management and recycling

Region:

   Africa  Kenya  Mauritius  Rwanda  Uganda  Japon  Europe  Germany  USA

Language:

English

Page count:

99

Copyright:

UNEP

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