OECD study reveals health cost of road transport emissions27 May, 2014
The cost of air pollution to the world’s largest economies runs into the trillions of euros, with emissions from road transport accounting for about half of the total, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
estimates the cost of air pollution to the OECD member countries and China and India, at $3.5 trillion (€2.6 trillion).
The cost to the OECD’s club of 34 “advanced” economies, which includes the majority of EU countries, is an estimated $1.7 trillion (€1.2 trillion).
Road transport accounts for an estimated 50% of the economic cost of air pollution in its member countries, according to a review of literature presented in the study More info >>