Transport and Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

The report provides an introduction to the transport and environment issues in Sub-Saharan African countries. It focuses on the key transport-related areas of air pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change. The study also makes recommendations for the development of sustainable transport policies based on five central principles.

The TEST Network ciontributed to supporting Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries in formulating and implementing sustainable transport policies which contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable economic development.

 

The TEST network involved universities and research institutes from from five African countries (South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) as well as collaborations with UN-Habitat, UNEP and EURIST.

 

The action  strengthened networking in SSA partner countries, enhanceubg capacity of stakeholders to assess scientific and technological research needs and facilitating and formulating the implementation of research policies and to be better capitalise and disseminate research results.

 

It contributed to building and enhancing scientific and technological capacity to support research, development and innovation and knowledge sharing in the area of traffic congestion, air pollution (including GHG and noise) and road safety.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

The report provides an introduction to the transport and environment issues in Sub-Saharan African countries. It focuses on the key transport-related areas of air pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change. The study also makes recommendations for the development of sustainable transport policies based on five central principles.

Executive Summary in French

 

The report provides an introduction to the transport and environment issues in Sub-Saharan African countries. It focuses on the key transport-related areas of air pollution, road safety, traffic flow management, equity and climate change. The study also makes recommendations for the development of sustainable transport policies based on five central principles.