publication . Article . 2021

Air Pollution and Mobility in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area in Times of COVID-19

Vera-Valdés, J. Eduardo; Rodríguez-Caballero, C. Vladimir;
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  • Published: 03 Sep 2021
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
This paper analyzes the relation between COVID-19, air pollution, and public transport mobility in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA). We test if the restrictions to economic activity introduced to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are associated with a structural change in air pollution levels and public transport mobility. Our results show that mobility in public transportation was significantly reduced following the government's recommendations. Nonetheless, we show that the reduction in mobility was not accompanied by a reduction in air pollution. Furthermore, Granger-causality tests show that the precedence relation between public transport mobility and...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action, SDG 13 - Climate Action
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