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A Monte Carlo Analysis Of Air Pollution Impacts From Belgian Passenger Cars In 2010

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010421

Volume

52

Pages

13

Published

2001

Size

1,147 kb

Author(s)

L. Int Panis, L. De Nocker & R. Torfs

Abstract

A Monte Carlo analysis of air pollution impacts from Belgian passenger cars in 2010 L. Int Panis, L. De Nocker & R. Torfs Vito, Flemish Institute for Technological Research Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium Abstract Previous studies on the emissions and environmental external costs of transportation for Belgium have indicated that the introduction of stricter standards for new vehicles can cope with the growing transportation demand for passenger cars but not for goods transport. In this paper, we check how robust these conclusions are taking into account the inherent uncertainties in estimations of car parks, kilometres driven and emissions. In our approach, the emissions are weighted on the basis of the external cost, as calculated with the ExternE methodology 2000. This methodology takes into account to what extent the public is exposed to emissions from transportation, and its effects on public health, agriculture and materials. Impacts on ecosystems are not a

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