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Offshoring emissions through used vehicle exports

Abstract:
Policies to reduce transport emissions often overlook the international flow of used vehicles. We quantify the rate at which used vehicles generated CO2 and pollution for all used vehicles exported from Great Britain—a globally leading used vehicle exporter—across 2005–2021. Destined for low–middle-income countries, exported vehicles fail roadworthiness standards and, even under extremely optimistic ‘functioning-as-new’ assumptions, generate at least 13–53% more emissions than scrapped or on-road vehicles.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41558-024-01943-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Oxford college:
University College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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0000-0002-7461-5265
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Name:
Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
RC-2018-003
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Climate Change More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
238–241
Publication date:
2024-02-20
Acceptance date:
2024-01-26
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EISSN:
1758-6798
ISSN:
1758-678X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1620602
Local pid:
pubs:1620602
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2024-02-20

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