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Environment Overview

42-16472297Transport infrastructure and services have a significant impact on the local environment. The World Bank Handbook Roads and the Environment identifies the potential negative impact of roads on the environment, such as:

  • soils
  • water resources
  • air quality
  • flora and fauna
  • communities and their economic activity
  • impacts arising from land acquisition and resettlement
  • indigenous peoples
  • cultural heritage
  • aesthetics and landscape
  • noise levels
  • human health and safety

Read more in the Environment and Climate Change Topic Information Sheet on Environment Overview