Exported Used Cars ‘Dumped’ On Developing Nations, Driving Up Pollution, UN Warns

Used vehicles exported from richer countries are contributing to increased air pollution in developing nations and hindering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Environment Programme. The study – the first-ever of its kind – found that some 14 million used cars, vans and minibuses were exported worldwide from Europe, the United States and Japan between 2015 and 2018.  Around 80 per cent, went to low and middle income countries, with more than half going to Africa. 

By UN News. October 26, 2020.

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