Posts tagged with 'emissions'
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that makes the case for investing 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors to propel a transition towards a “low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy ” and catalyze ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
New Report: U.S. States Failing at Reducing Transportation Emissions
New Report: U.S. States Failing at Reducing Transportation Emissions
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Smart Growth America released a report, “Getting Back on Track: Aligning State Transportation Policy with Climate Change Goals,” analyzing state-level policies to curb carbon emissions in the transportation sector.  With the absence of a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Taxing for a Greener Mumbai
Taxing for a Greener Mumbai
At the beginning of this month, the Maharashtra government approved a “green tax” on older, less efficient vehicles, as the Hindu reported. The tax affects commercial vehicles over eight years old and private vehicles over 15 years old. Around 2.1 ...
GHG Emissions, Rising Sea Levels, and More Menacing Monsoons
GHG Emissions, Rising Sea Levels, and More Menacing Monsoons
This season, we’ve been following Mumbai through the monsoon, looking at how monsoon season can ravage transportation systems and batter infrastructure, putting people’s lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. Now, a new study in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change from ...
What's Schipper Saying? Government Emissions Data Are "Foggy"
What's Schipper Saying? Government Emissions Data Are "Foggy"
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
Fuel Tax Increase Necessary to Cut Transportation Emissions
Fuel Tax Increase Necessary to Cut Transportation Emissions
Raising the price of gas to $7 per gallon may be necessary to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2020 targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent, says a new report from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and ...
Want a Sustainable Future? Act Now to Curb "Automobile Ubiquity" in Mumbai
Want a Sustainable Future? Act Now to Curb "Automobile Ubiquity" in Mumbai
Last July, Mumbai celebrated the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a bridge to connect the island city of Mumbai with its surrounding western suburbs. This feat of construction was built not just to connect two points of land separated by ...
“Hybrids” Rule Philippines Streets! – Part 1
“Hybrids” Rule Philippines Streets! – Part 1
Originally posted at Air Quality, Climate Change, and Transport: ‘Josephine Guittu ‘drives a Hybrid for living in Manila. In case if you are wondering if he has cracked the “technology” barrier to own a cheap non polluting vehicle then you ...
Senate Briefing Focuses on "Moving Cooler" Report
Senate Briefing Focuses on "Moving Cooler" Report
A briefing hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) yesterday delved into the transportation’s impact on carbon emissions and examined different strategies that can be incorporated into upcoming climate and transportation legislation to reduce a sector of the ...
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Image from Moving Cooler. If anyone’s not seen it yet, the new Moving Cooler report is destined to be a real landmark moment in United States sustainable transportation. It’s quite rare to see any sort of think tank or government ...
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