10.4- Emissions of Air Pollutants from Transport

Air pollutant emissions from transport are a significant pressure indicator on the effect of transportation on air pollution.

The transport is an important sector in the National Air Pollutants Emission Inventory. Emissions originated from road transport, navigation, aviation and railways are calculated separately. Graph 83 shows the national total emissions rising from land transport. Regarding the emissions between 1990 and 2015, it can be observed that there is significant decrease in SO2 emissions due to a legislation banning the sulphur content of the fuels. However, increasing trend in CO emissions reflects the result of increasing number of road vehicles and the financial profile of the fuel market.

GRAPH 84- TOTAL EMISSIONS ARISING FROM ROAD TRANSPORT (1990-2015)

 

TABLE 33- TOTAL EMISSIONS ARISING FROM ROAD TRANSPORTATION (Gg)

Years

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2015

SO2

61

61

72

85

78

0.17

0.18

0.21

0.36

0.42

0.45

0.47

0.50

0.8

NMVOC

65

67

82

98

91

128

94

82

65

52

40

63

47

67

NH3

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.2

4.6

3.9

3.5

2.9

2.7

2.4

1.7

1.7

2.7

CO

0

0

0

0

0

880

651

594

436

349

289

390

299

415

PM10

12

12

13

15

13

10

10

10

10

9

8

12

8

9.7

NOX

317

305

349

402

353

237

236

251

254

239

206

251

233

311

Source: Ministry of Environment and the Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management