Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility solutions for ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Go Beyond the Car
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Go Beyond the Car
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Integrate, Integrate, Integrate
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Integrate, Integrate, Integrate
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by London-based Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
The following is a message from Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), which includes EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) Both SLoCaT and the Bridging the Gap initiative prepared draft recommendations for reducing greenhouse ...
Approaching COP 16, India Focuses on Reducing Carbon Emissions
Approaching COP 16, India Focuses on Reducing Carbon Emissions
India has embarked on a new path for tackling carbon reduction in the transportation sector two weeks before the 16th Conference of Parties (COP) event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 to ...
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: "Innovations in Global Transport"
Green Intelligence Live Blogging: "Innovations in Global Transport"
The Atlantic held its third annual Green Intelligence Forum on energy and environmental issues on October 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The event brought leaders together on issues like conservation, energy, supply chain management and manufacturing, alternatives to fossil fuels ...
Transport and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Flogging a Dead Horse?
Transport and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Flogging a Dead Horse?
Dario Hidalgo, senior transport engineer at EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), and Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT), discuss why the current market-based mechanism for reducing global carbon emissions—the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)—is not ...
New Report: How to Measure Citywide GHG Emissions from the Transport Sector
New Report: How to Measure Citywide GHG Emissions from the Transport Sector
Allison Bishins and Nicolae Duduta of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today released a working paper, “Citywide Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: A Review of Selected Methodologies.” As the report highlights, the transportation sector accounted for 14.3 percent of the worldwide ...
Rising Currents and Green Streets: Looking Ahead 100 Years
Rising Currents and Green Streets: Looking Ahead 100 Years
A show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City brings together five interdisciplinary teams to share proposals on the future of New York City and its surrounding areas amidst climate change and the city’s aging infrastructure. ...
ASLA Live Blogging: Landscape Architecture As a Way to Bring Sustainable Development Policy to China
ASLA Live Blogging: Landscape Architecture As a Way to Bring Sustainable Development Policy to China
Live blogging from the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo and Design Conference in Washington, D.C., held at the Convention Center on September 10-12. “Shanghai is sinking.” That’s what landscape architect Xiaowei Ma, president and founder of Ager Design ...
A Stop-And-Go Summer for Chinese Motorists
A Stop-And-Go Summer for Chinese Motorists
It’s every driver’s worst nightmare: tens of thousands of vehicles clogged a 62-mile stretch of highway between Beijing and Jining city, creating a perpetual traffic jam, now entering its 11th day.  While state television network CCTV says the traffic is ...
Turning Sewers into Sidewalks in Delhi
Turning Sewers into Sidewalks in Delhi
In Delhi, urban planner and architect Manit Rastogi has a plan to transform the city’s 350 kilometers of storm water drains – or nullahs – into a network of “landscaped passages for New Delhi’s pedestrians, cyclists and solar-powered rickshaws,” as ...
New Study: U.K. Transport Emissions Can Be Cut 76 Percent by 2050
New Study: U.K. Transport Emissions Can Be Cut 76 Percent by 2050
“This project marks a significant break with traditional thinking that regards transport as too hard to deal with when it comes to greenhouse gas reduction.” — Prof. John Whitelegg, co-author of “Towards a Zero Carbon Vision for UK Transport“ A new ...
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