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Carbon Footprint of the Kuwaiti Public Road Transport Industry

Nawaf H. Aldaihani1, Hamad B. Matar2, Khalefah A. Alhumaidah2 and Nayef Z. Al-Mutairi3
  • 1 Department of Applied science, College of Technological Studies, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, PO. Box 42325, Shuwaikh 70654, Kuwait
  • 2 Department of Civil Engineering, College of Technological Studies, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, PO. Box 42325, Shuwaikh 70654, Kuwait
  • 3 Department of Civil Engineering, Kuwait University, PO. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait

Abstract

Throughout the last fifty years, Kuwait's population has grown and its oil exploration has produced massive economic changes. That has led to high vehicle demand. As a result air pollution is increasing in urban areas in particular. The objective of the paper was to measure, in compliance with IPCC recommendations and the national fuel prices, carbon emissions of the State of Kuwait road travel between 2001 and 2015. There is no plan to increase the annual vehicle rise of 9%. This study looks into the contribution of road transport to CO2 emissions. Therefore, in order to encourage sustainable forms of transport, a policy strategy is to be set in motion to reduce the carbon footprint of highway transport.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 17 No. 1, 2020, 240-245

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2020.240.245

Submitted On: 27 May 2020 Published On: 15 December 2020

How to Cite: Aldaihani, N. H., Matar, H. B., Alhumaidah, K. A. & Al-Mutairi, N. Z. (2020). Carbon Footprint of the Kuwaiti Public Road Transport Industry. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 17(1), 240-245. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2020.240.245

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Keywords

  • Air Pollution
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Transport Emission
  • Kuwait
  • Urban Area