Addressing air pollutants in the transport sector – webinar and related resources
This bundle of resources, from the Transport Working Group of LEDS GP and Clean Air Asia, covers topics from our webinar on mitigating air pollutants and emissions from the transport sector. Through a collection of publications, infographics and tools, regional and global approaches are explored for urban transport, based on experiences in Asian cities.
The presenter of the webinar, Alvin Mejia, Transport Program Manager with Clean Air Asia, discusses LEDS in relation to the growth of urbanization and motorized transport in developing countries, externalities in the sector, and impacts such as effects on health. The webinar concludes with key interventions and strategies.
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Or download the slides from the webinar here: Addressing air pollutants in the transport sector
Below, we have collected all the resources mentioned in, or related to, the webinar.
- Integrating health benefits into transport planning and policy: The case of Indore, India: This case study elaborates the Health Impact Assessments of transportation in the context of developing economies. Improved health from emissions reduction in transport is also discussed, with the specific example of the City of Indore.
- Stockholm congestion pricing: This case study demonstrates the congestion pricing scheme of Stockholm and its impacts on private vehicle use and subsequently health impacts from emissions reduction.
- Toward cleaner urban air in South Asia: Tackling transport pollution, understanding sources: This report includes analysis of particulate matter from transport in South Asian cities. It includes specific cases of cities where analysis was conducted for particulate matter from urban transport.
- Lanzhou’s bus rapid transit system brings quick relief to busy city: This document shows how the bus rapid transit system in Lanzhou, People’s Republic of China, brings quick relief to urban commuters, fosters a livelier local economy, and promotes sustainable development. Specific benefits from clean mobility, sustainable development and promotion of non-motorized modes of transport have been discussed.
- Public perception study on air quality of Sri Lanka: The primary objectives of this study was to survey the public on air quality management in Sri Lanka, identify and rank the national policy depending upon its functionality and priority in improving air quality in Sri Lanka and finally, recognize leading health hazards from air pollution.
- Air quality progress in North American megacities – A review: This paper is a comparative case study on air quality progress in Los Angeles and Mexico City. Along with accounting and comparing the progress in the two cities, this paper highlights the many remaining challenges to address climate change and air quality issues. Policy mechanisms to curb the far-reaching impacts of pollutant emissions from megacities are pointed out.
- Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation in the transport sector: This document, part of WHO’s Health in the Green Economy series, describes how many climate change measures can be “win-wins” for people and the planet. Emphasis is put on low emissions transport for improvement in public health.
- Air Pollution – Action in a changing climate: Starting with the key point that acting on climate change can reduce both emissions and air pollution, this report covers the impacts transport and energy use sector bring for climate change. Subsequent impacts on air quality and human health are also discussed. This is followed by legal frameworks for promoting low carbon transportation in the time period of 2020 and beyond.
- From Amsterdam to Paris and beyond: the transport, health and environment pan-European programme (THE PEP) 2009–2020: THE PEP encourages transport policy-makers and urban spatial planners to consider the environmental and health impacts of transport and mobility. Through a dynamic network of academics, experts and Member States, THE PEP engages all three sectors on an equal footing in sharing best practices in sustainable and healthy transport and mobility, particularly in urban areas.
- Developing national action plans on transport, health and environment: This document provides key mechanisms that policy-makers and planners could adopt to create sustainable and healthy transport in a country. Comprehensive and intersectoral way of planning and implementing transport, environment and health action at the national level are discussed.
- Air quality and climate change in Asia: Making co-benefits work: This paper outlines why a co-benefits approach is optimal in addressing climate change and air quality issues.
- Exhaust emissions of transit buses: This report compiles a large data set of in-use transit bus emissions tests for use in a meta-analysis to define ranges of exhaust emissions for fuel and technology combinations. The analysis looks at both local and global emissions to understand their impact on human health and the environment.
- A road map for cleaner fuels and vehicles in Asia: This report is designed to provide decision makers with up-to-date information on how to clean up fuels in Asia by developing their own road maps. This regional road map discusses the interaction between fuels and vehicle technologies and the approaches that Asian refineries can take to produce cleaner fuels, and it recommends next steps.
- Transport for Health: The global burden of disease from motorized road transport: This report quantifies, for the first time, the global health loss from injuries and air pollution that can be attributed to motorized road transport. It combines estimates of the global burden of road injuries based on a large pool of new data from the most information-poor regions with estimates of the health effects of pollution from vehicles
- The dispersion characteristics of air pollution from the world’s megacities: This study quantifies the regional and global scale impact of a set of 36 mega-cities of black carbon emissions in 2003-2005. In sum, the study showed that the pollution of urban origin in the lower troposphere of the Arctic is mainly generated by northern European sources.
- The impact of stringent fuel and vehicle standards on premature mortality and emissions: This report highlights that health impacts from road transportation will increase significantly from present day levels in many countries across the world.
- Vulnerability to air pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean region: This study promotes the concept of sustainable transport, energy, and air quality aimed at meeting the needs of many of the region’s vulnerable urban conglomerations.
- Integrating public health and transportation planning: perspectives for metropolitan planning organizations and regional councils of governments: Within the metropolitan planning field, this document explains how public health must be included into transportation planning at varying levels.
- Transport emissions evaluation models for projects (TEEMP tool): This tool is a suite of excel-based, free-of-charge, suite of spreadsheet models and methods that can be used to evaluate the greenhouse gas, air pollution, and other impacts of many types of transportation projects.
- Keeping it Clean – Session Recording: This video discusses air pollution levels, greenhouse gas emissions and transport in cities. Promotion of active mobility is discussed as a means to improve public health, reduce emissions and improve air quality. Necessary policy actions are discussed in the conclusion.
- Effective public transport and sustainable cities – Interview with Guillermo Dietrich: Buenos Aires’ Head of Transport Guillermo Dietrich discusses the role of public transport in reducing congestion and improving air quality. This video was filmed at the C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards in London.
- Interview with Dr. Bert Brunekreef – transportation and public health: This interview explores the links between transport and public health.
- Air pollution taking a heavy toll: This video describes how outdoor air pollution, much of it from road transport, is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated USD 3.5 trillion a year in terms of the value of lost lives and ill health, according to new OECD research.
- Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking: This tool facilitates evidence based decision making to estimate the value of reduced mortality that results from regular walking or cycling.
- Transport in Cities: This graphic shows the air pollution, noise and greenhouse gas emissions from transport sector across varying European cities.
- Reducing environmental impacts of transport: This graphic shows the varying levels of greenhouse gas emissions from different kinds of transport modes.
- Air pollution and vehicle ownership, 1990-2010: This map shows the ambient particle pollution levels, all pollution sources and change in motor vehicle ownership in different countries across the world.