Posts tagged with 'emissions'
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To avoid carbon lock-in, cities should focus on mobility, energy efficiency measures and congestion. (Photo: js42/ Flickr)
How Can Cities Avoid Carbon Lock-in?
Cities have proven themselves to be necessary in combating climate change; however, the current trajectory for urban growth is still an unsustainable path and carbon emissions are already expected to surpass thresholds considered acceptable. One of the largest problems is ...
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To make electric vehicles a more viable option for drivers and encourage more research, Brazil is working to pass legislation to support electric vehicle production.(Photo: Bruno Takahashi Carvalhas de Oliveira/WikiMedia)
Brazil is Ramping up Support of Electric Vehicles
Anfavea, Brazil’s auto industry trade group, has predicted that personal car sales will increase 68 percent, from 3.4 million units in 2011 to 5.7 million by 2016. One of the barriers Brazil has faced when attempting to transition to cleaner ...
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Better Building Benchmarking = More Energy Savings
Better Building Benchmarking = More Energy Savings
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released a real-time building monitoring and scoring platform called LEED Dynamic Plaque, enabling building managers to benchmark, monitor, and improve their building’s performance on an ongoing basis. The program has been recognized as ...
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Major cities, such as Moscow, Russia, are experiencing heavy air pollution and are looking to reduce their emissions.  Reforming transport not only helps reduce congestion, but also improves air quality. (Photo: Alexei Kuznetsov/ Flickr/ slightly modified from original)
Reforming Transport in Cities: Cleaner Air, Fewer Emissions
3.7 million people. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this is the number of individuals who die each year due to air pollution. At this rate, simple math dictates that more than 120 million people will die because of outdoor ...
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With the upcoming United Nations Climate Conference, the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases are promising to double down on their efforts to reduce emissions. (Photo: Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil | EMBARQ Brasil)
How the World’s Top Ten Emitters Are Committing to Change
Though our planet is home to one hundred and ninety independent nations, the UN Climate Conference in Paris this December reminds us that all countries share a single, collective future. Indeed, in order to keep the global temperature rise from ...
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After years of intense traffic congestion, Istanbul began pedestrianizing its Historic Peninsula in 2005, prioritizing walkability and improving local air quality. (Photo by Mesut Tufan)
How Istanbul Improved Air Quality by Putting Pedestrians First
Motorized vehicle emissions are a primary cause of air pollution and yield some of the most adverse impacts on public health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to heavy traffic—even living near a major road—harms health and increases ...
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