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Janvier 2002
Case study: Abidjan
Estimates of air pollution from vehicle emissions and their impacts in Abidjan were made as part of a broader study of urban transport issues, including mobility and bus and taxi use, accidents, noise, and congestion, and transport expenditures and taxes.

What is unique about the Abidjan study is that it places the cost of damages due to vehicle-related air pollution in the overall context of other transport related "dysfunctions," such as accidents, congestion and noise. Taken together, the cost of damages due to all transport-related dysfunctions amounted to CFAF 89-143 billion, or 3 to 5 percent of the GNP. Damages due to air pollution were the highest, accounting for nearly half the total, and nearly equal to the combined cost of accidents and congestion.

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