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The Cost of Mobility in Lebanon

It has been well established in numerous studies that the Lebanese passenger transport sector is unsustainable.

This study provides an approach from the cost side of mobility to generate recommendations in order to move the Lebanese passenger transport sector towards sustainable ground. It provides a particular methodology to calculate mobility cost in Lebanon, where data and information are scarce.

It was found that the most critical indicators were not emissions or safety-related, but mostly pointed to an excessive energy consumption by the passenger transport sector, mainly fossil fuels. Also, the number of vehicles in the passenger car fleet revealed to be excessively high with an ownership rate of one car for every four individuals, dominated by inefficient and old vehicles.

Hence, the indicators have facilitated comparing Lebanon’s transport state to other countries and to establish a combination of measures and policies.

To access the study, click here: http://climatechange.moe.gov.lb/Library/Files/Uploaded%20Files/Mobility%20Cost_UNDP%20Format_v3.pdf

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