Transport





Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

Each day, 230,000 cars arrive to Beirut from the north coastal highway and 85,000 cars from the southern highway
Transport is a major sub-sector contributing to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fuel combustion. Road transportation, including all types of light duty vehicles such as tractor trailers, buses and on-road motorcycle, contribute to 22% of the total national emissions. The transport sector is also the main source of CO, NOx and NMVOC emissions. More details available in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report and Mitigation Analysis of the Transport Sector in Lebanon.

Mitigation Measures and Technologies:

71% of the Lebanese car fleet is mainly composed of old vehicles (older than 10 years) which consequently lead to a higher percentage of emissions released per vehicle. In addition, private passengers cars constitute around 85% of the car fleet, with a rate of car ownership estimated to be three persons per car. Many technologies can help reduce both GHG emissions and air pollution in the transport sector. Expanding the market of fuel efficient vehicles and hybrid cars in addition to establishing a reliable Bus Transit System with dedicated lanes can reduce up to 80% of CO2 emissions and reduce transport-related costs by 30% to 80%. More details available in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report and Mitigation Analysis of the Transport Sector in Lebanon and the Technology Needs Assessment report.