Motorization management and the trade of used vehicles:

While there are many ways can help lessen the climate impact of transport, one key priority is to manage motorization more effectively. In developing countries, the number of vehicles on the road is expected to double in the next 15-20 years, and much of that growth will come from used vehicles imported from high-income countries. This creates significant challenges, as the oldest and most poorly maintained vehicles in a national fleet contribute disproportionately to the transport-related local air pollution, GHG emissions, road injuries and fatalities. To address this, the paper explores options and best practices that can help counties improve the environmental and safety standards of their vehicle fleet, improve regulations around the trade of used vehicles, and transition to more sustainable motorization.

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