Posts tagged with 'climate change'
Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Curb Climate Change
Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Curb Climate Change
A recently leaked draft of a report by the World Bank recommends rich countries eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in order to provide financial assistance to developing countries in their struggle to address climate change. The confidential document—available through The Guardian—is a ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
24 Hours of Reality: Take Action on the Climate Crisis
24 Hours of Reality: Take Action on the Climate Crisis
The Climate Reality Project, former Vice President Al Gore’s nonprofit dedicated to finding solutions to climate change, launched the 24 Hours of Reality event today. According to the project’s website, “The goal of the event is to focus the world’s ...
Research Recap, August 29: Commuting in Canada, Fewer Young Drivers, Data Visualization Challenge
Research Recap, August 29: Commuting in Canada, Fewer Young Drivers, Data Visualization Challenge
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Commuting in Canada A new survey by Statistics Canada about modes of commuting in the country found that ...
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. U.S. Transit Access The Brookings Institution released a new report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” examining ...
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
  Holger Dalkmann was recently announced as the newest director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) An avid cyclist and a geographer by trade, Dalkmann assumes his role with a strong background in business development, research and policy in both ...
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
The municipality of Riosucio (“Dirty River”), located in Northwest Colombia in the Chocó State, floods annually. The ancestral fishing village has traditionally dealt with this yearly problem by building informal plank bridges that citizens must carefully walk across to reach their destination. To mitigate ...
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Risoe Centre released a report on the technologies that can help mitigate climate change in the transport sector. The report, written in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, is part of the Risoe Centre’s Technology ...
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through ...
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution
Santiago Restricts Car Use to Ease Air Pollution
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 27, 2011. Air pollution in the capital of Chile has reached alarming rates, forcing the city to declare a Level 2, ...
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Research Recap, June 27: Sustainable Transport Behavior, Agreeable Taxes, Electric Vehicles in India
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Sustainable Transport Behavior Transport technology advancements will not be enough to attain international greenhouse gas reduction ...
Cartoons Communicate Climate Change
Cartoons Communicate Climate Change
Goethe Institute’s sustainable cities project recruited Taiwanese cartoonists to artfully communicate the realities of climate change to the public. Joining comic artists from China, Japan, South Korea and Germany, the Taiwanese artists will be part of a yearlong project, “The ...
New Report: Cities Respond to Climate Change
New Report: Cities Respond to Climate Change
Columbia University, in partnership with the City University of New York, published a new report, “Climate Change and Cities,” detailing the risks global cities face as a result of a warming world. The report is meant to serve as a ...
C40 Shows How Cities Can Lead on Climate Change Solutions
C40 Shows How Cities Can Lead on Climate Change Solutions
A message from Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute. Originally posted on WRI.org. When it comes to changing the way we use energy, cities are at the center of the action. On June 2nd, I had the pleasure of ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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