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A family travels in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. November 17 marked the first annual Transport Day at the nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), underscoring the importance of engaging the transport sector to combat climate change. Photo by SpAvAAi/Flickr.
Transport at the forefront of COP 19 climate change agenda
“It is not possible to effectively address climate change without substantive [greenhouse gas] GHG emission reductions by the transport sector. Climate action on transport is directly linked to sustainable development.” This statement is the founding principle of the Partnership on ...
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Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT). By williamcho.
Sustainable transport finance: thinking nationally and locally
The world, and Asia in particular, is heading in the wrong direction Asia is rapidly urbanizing, creating localized stress on the transport system. In 2011, for the first time in history, more Chinese lived in urban centers than rural areas ...
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Children play in Mumbai, India. Photo by EMBARQ.
5 keys to sustainable development in Indian cities
By Holger Dalkmann and Ashwin Prabhu — this post also appears in WRI Insights Indian cities are urbanizing at an unprecedented scale and pace. Over the next few decades, India’s urban population is expected to increase significantly, from 377 million in 2011 ...
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Transforming Transportation 2013 hosted policymakers and transport experts. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
Unlocking Sustainable Transport Starts with Cities
This post was initially published on National Geographic City Solutions’ blog. City leaders face incredible pressure to deliver sustainable transportation. Cities now account for more than half of the world’s population—by 2050, they will hold 75 percent of us. These ...
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Rio de Janeiro is implementing a 150 km. network of bus rapid transit corridors. Photo credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
3 Big Opportunities To Transform Transportation
The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percentof these people residing in cities. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas ...
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As the population of Asia waxes, our director reflects on the ADB Transport Forum. Photo by Flickmor.
ADB Transport Forum 2012: Full Speed Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility
“We cannot continue as we are,” echoed the participants at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Transport Forum 2012 held in Manila earlier this month. Demographic trends around the world indicate that 44 million people will move to cities every year. ...
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