|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.