Posts tagged with 'greenhouse gas emissions'
Green spaces in cities, such as New York's High Line, promote an active, sustainable lifestyle for city residents. Photo by David Berkowitz/Flickr.
World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities
In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was ...
New fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles like buses are important in moving towards a smaller carbon footprint. Photo by Zolk/Flickr.
New fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles are a “win-win-win”
America’s vehicles are on the road to becoming cleaner. Last week, President Obama directed his administration to set new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pick-up trucks, school buses, and tractors. Improving fuel ...
New research shows that bus rapid transit (BRT) systems like Rio de Janeiro's TransOeste (pictured) have a wide range of benefits for quality of life in cities. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
4 ways cities benefit from bus rapid transit
Around the world, cities are searching for sustainable ways to transport residents quickly, efficiently, and safely throughout their streets. One such solution is bus rapid transit (BRT), which is already widely implemented in both the developed and developing worlds. New ...
80% of the growth in transport emissions by 2050 is expected to come from developing countries. In order to curb this growth, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) can be implemented to support mitigation efforts. The upcoming Transport NAMA Database will catalog all transport related NAMAs. Photo by Yukun Chen.
Transport NAMA Database: Sharing the work of developing countries and technical experts
Transport currently accounts for nearly 20% of global energy use and related CO2 emissions, approximately 40% of which are emitted from urban transport. Transport emissions are expected to increase by 57% worldwide from 1990 levels by 2030 and more than ...
The transport sector is the fastest growing major contributor to global climate change. In an effort to address climate change in Asia, the Asia Low Emissions Development Strategy Global Partnership (LEDS GP) 2013 Forum was held during the first week of October 2013 in Manila, Philippines, where transport took the center stage. Photo by James Manners.
Transport takes center stage at Asia Low Emission Development Strategies Forum in Manila
The transport sector is the fastest growing major contributor to global climate change – it accounts for 23% of energy related CO2 emissions. In Asia, CO2 emissions are expected to experience a three- to five-fold increase by 2030 compared to ...
The Global Calculator 2050 is expected to energize the climate debate by graphically depicting the cost and impacts of human activities in terms of land consumption, food, energy balance, sea level rise, and sea acidification up until the year 2050. Photo by Shawn.
Global Calculator 2050 to energize the climate debate
Part I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report recently confirmed that atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gases (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) have all increased since the year 1750 due ...
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