ADB warns of carbon emissions from vehicles

May 30th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Manila, May 30 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expressed concern Saturday over the unabated increase of carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles in the region’s developing countries.
The Manila-based bank said that while developed countries are still responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, emissions from developing countries in Asia are growing rapidly.

“Without immediate action, the transport sectors of developing countries will account for the overwhelming share of increased carbon dioxide emissions by 2030,” the bank said in a statement.

“Transport-related carbon dioxide emissions are expected to increase 57 percent from 2005 to 2030, with transport sectors in developing countries expected to contribute 80 percent of this increase,” it added.

The bank said it was ready to provide help to developing countries in the region to switch to low-carbon transportation systems in order to help reduce emissions.

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