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Transport Emissions in South Africa



Posted on 20 February 2017
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This concise paper explains how the transport sector contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

The direct route in which the transport sector contributes to greenhouse gas emissions is through the combustion of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels contain a substantial amount of carbon, and when these fuels are burned in the presence of oxygen they form carbon dioxide, the most extensive greenhouse gas by volume. Small amounts of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are also generated during combustion of fuels in the transport sector.
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