ESTIMATION OF CO2 EMISSIONS OF THE VEHICLES TRANSPORT SECTOR IN THE STATE OF KUWAIT
Journal: Acta Chemica Malaysia (ACMY)
Author: Nawaf Aldaihani, Raslan Alenezi
Print ISSN : 2576-6732
Online ISSN : 2576-6724
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During the past decades, the State of Kuwait has witnessed population growth, significant economic development and a rise in the level of income. This has resulted in a significant increase in the number of vehicles, which is vital for the local inhabitants and this has led to increased air pollutants, particularly in urban areas. This study aims to estimate the emission of carbon dioxide from the transport sector in The State of Kuwait using IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories for the period from 2001 to 2010. According to the policy analysis made, there are no policies directly aimed at reducing the number of registered vehicles which shown an increase of 6% per year for the same period as compared to an annual population growth rate of 2.67%. Finally, contribution of vehicular emissions of CO2, especially in urban areas, was estimated by the results of this study, and thus it is recommended that policies be developed to especially reduce the growing number of vehicles. Additional recommendations include the acceleration of the implementation of high efficiency mass transport projects. Furthermore, the use of awareness campaigns for citizens is highly recommended.