This section allows you to explore data on transport-related air pollution emissions (such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons or VOCs (volatile organic compounds), particulates, sulphur dioxide and lead), greenhouse gas emissions (such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) and energy consumption by transport (million tonnes of oil equivalent), along with forecasts to 2030. For the full database set of countries, historic data on emission of oxides of nitrogen and particulates are listed where they are available. Detailed national emission data are available for the UK, France and USA, covering a wider range of pollutants.
The amount of oil used as the energy source for road transport is growing in almost all countries, despite improvements in the fuel efficiency of individual vehicles.
Published Date: 13 April 2008