Transport Air Pollution

Applies to: CR Transport


This indicator refers to the prevention of negative impacts of air emissions from transport on human health. Transport is one of the main sources of air pollution, particularly in cities and urban areas. Key air pollutants emitted from combustion engines in transport include NOx, PM, CO and SOx. Longer transportation distances increase pollutants’ emissions due to higher fuel consumption.


What is farm-to-plant distance of crop residues?


Less than 10km

Between 10 and 50 km

More than 50 km

Sources of information:

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013. EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013. Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. Exhaust emissions from road transport.