Used Vehicles and The Environment Report 2020 | UPSC

Used Vehicles and The Environment Report 2020 | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Used vehicles on Africa’s roads: UN report flags environment concerns

      WHY IN NEWS:

At least 60% vehicles on Africa’s roads are used and imported

SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Transport : Reports

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS take a note of Publishers and Key points .

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      ISSUE: 

Regulations are weak in as many as 44 countries.

USED VEHICLES AND THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2020

TITLE

  • Used Vehicles and The Environment : A Global Overview of used light duty vehicles (LDV) , Flow , Scale and Regulation

PUBLISHED BY

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

KEY FINDINGS

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • More research is needed to detail further the impacts of the trade in used vehicles, including that of heavy duty used vehicles.
  • At global and /or regional level harmonized regulations should be developed that regulate the trade in used vehicles.
  • The regulation should encompass measures to ensure used vehicles , safety and quality norms .

This will make a meaningful shift to cleaner, safer, and affordable mobility.

  • Regulations should be gradually tightened in the coming decade.
  • Used low and no emissions vehicles should be promoted as an affordable way for middle- and low-income countries.
  • Exporting and importing countries have a shared responsibility to improve and regulate used vehicles to minimize their negative impacts.
  • A strong implementation and enforcement mechanism should be introduced to check compliance and enforcement of the agreed regulations.
     SOURCES:DownToEarth |  Used Vehicles and The Environment Report 2020 | UPSC

 

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