Undergraduate Research in Agricultural Economics
Rwanda to phase out polluting vehicles by 2040, an efficient strategy to mitigate global warming effects?
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Passenger vehicles are major pollutants because on average a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. I highly support the idea that Rwanda joined on November 11, 2021, a group of countries at the COP26 UN climate talks that have made an agreement to end polluting vehicles by 2040. Rwanda is a landlocked country with a 12.95 million population as of 2020(world bank). Rwanda currently has over 221,000 registered vehicles; 83980 are passenger vehicles, 114,900 vehicles (52 percent of those vehicles) are motorcycles and the rest include public transports (buses and minibuses) and trucks for transportation of goods. Because of the high population density and the size of Rwanda, many people use motorcycles and public buses as a mode of transportation to move from place to place.
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