Posts tagged with 'environment'
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 ...
Post-Copenhagen Planning: Developing Countries Taking the Initiative on Sustainable Transport
Post-Copenhagen Planning: Developing Countries Taking the Initiative on Sustainable Transport
Following up on our post about the treatment of the transport sector in countries’ post-Copenhagen plans, we’d like to point you to the analysis of developing countries’ Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) completed by the Bridging the Gap Initiative. The ...
New Report: Climate Instruments in the Transport Sector (CITS)
New Report: Climate Instruments in the Transport Sector (CITS)
Copenhagen’s COP-15 meeting came and went, and now, it’s down to the details of figuring out how to implement the commitments and plans for action. A new draft report about the applicability of post-2012 instruments to the transport sector was ...
Before & After: New York City's Urban Ecosystem
Before & After: New York City's Urban Ecosystem
Art by Philip Straub, via National Geographic. In its latest issue, National Geographic shows what the now bustling urban jungle of Manhattan looked like before Henry Hudson spotted the island in 1609. Four hundred years ago, there were beavers, just ...
Treehugger: Top 5 Greenest Cities
Treehugger: Top 5 Greenest Cities
Portland, Oregon is often seen as a sustainable transport success story. Photo by Ben Amstutz. Last week, Treehugger published its list of the world’s top five “greenest” cities to visit, based on…well, the author’s judgment. 1) Portland, Oregon, USA 2) ...