Posts tagged with 'low carbon transport'
Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?
Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?
Walking, as simple as it is, is key to many current urban issues. As car ownership grows, people are walking less and becoming less physically active generally, especially adolescents, more than 80% of whom are insufficiently active. The impacts are ...
4 Charts Explain Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Countries and Sectors
4 Charts Explain Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Countries and Sectors
Global annual greenhouse gas emissions have grown 41% since 1990, and they are still climbing. While emissions dipped notably in 2016, recent data suggests that carbon dioxide emissions rose each year since then. Where are these emissions coming from, and who is ...
Why Is Sustainable Urban Transport a Great Investment?
Why Is Sustainable Urban Transport a Great Investment?
Transport is the world’s fastest growing source of energy-related carbon emissions. It accounted for 23% of energy-related GHG emissions in 2010, and, within that, urban transport was the largest single source. Depending on where you live, transport also contributes anywhere ...
The 3 Key Tasks for World Leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit
The 3 Key Tasks for World Leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit
World leaders will soon gather in New York City for a summit on an urgent challenge that affects every aspect of our lives, from the economy to jobs, security and migration and our health. It is, of course, the climate crisis. The tens of thousands of fires recently afflicting the ...
New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable Cities
New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable Cities
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. Through ...
Chengdu Shows How Cities Can Turn Climate Commitments into Action
Chengdu Shows How Cities Can Turn Climate Commitments into Action
The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Sustainable and Livable Cities Initiative supports key leaders in China, India and Brazil in improving urban quality of life and environmental sustainability. WRI’s blog series on the Initiative will highlight some of the projects that ...
Overcoming institutional obstacles to achieving low-carbon transport in China
Overcoming China’s institutional barriers to sustainable urban transport
China’s top-down system of decision-making has been the root of many transformative changes in the past. So why has it recently been so hard to rally city leaders behind low-carbon transport? The answer has two sides: institutional complexity and lack ...
Cities around the world seek out ways to shift, avoid, and improve their infrastructure and transport modes to decrease air pollution. Photo by WBUR/Flickr.
Right to breathe: The link between transport and air quality
Today, the highest levels of air pollutants are concentrated in developing cities, particularly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Motor vehicles contribute between 25 and 75% of this air pollution. In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released ...
Peru's PlanCC puts transport on the climate action agenda ahead of international climate talks. Photo by carlosfpardo/Flickr
Peru takes the lead in combating climate change through transport
The transport sector currently accounts for 22% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and emissions from energy consumption and is the fastest growing sector in terms of overall emissions. It is also responsible for 35% of per capita CO2 emissions in Latin America and is ...
Sudhir Gota and Fei Li present at Transforming Transportation 2014. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
Crunching numbers and parking reform: Lee Schipper Memorial Scholars present at Transforming Transportation 2014
Last week’s Transforming Transportation conference, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, featured 90 speakers. Two of the youngest were Sudhir Gota and Fei Li, the 2013 recipients of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. ...
Happy traffic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo by SpAvAAi/Flickr.
Transport at the Forefront of COP19 Climate Change Agenda
“It is not possible to effectively address climate change without substantive [greenhouse gas] GHG emission reductions by the transport sector. Climate action on transport is directly linked to sustainable development.” This statement is the founding principle of the Partnership on ...
2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship Recipient Sudhir Gota
Q&A with Sudhir Gota, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban planning program of the World Resources Institute, and the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship Board announced today the 2013 recipients of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2012 to support the ...
Friday Fun: The Yike Bike
Friday Fun: The Yike Bike
This series has presented some fairly incredible alternatives to 3+ wheeled transport: bikes made of cardboard, uni-wheeled motorcycles, and Danish cycles that shelter you from wind in what looks like a banana or that park up walls. Now we introduce -drum ...
Andrew Steer - Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
Andrew Steer – Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
This post was originally published on WRIInsights and authored by Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Institute. Who said urban transport was boring? Certainly not the 1,100 people who recently gathered in Mexico City at the 8th annual International Congress on ...
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a U.N. Bike Ride this Friday in New York City. The ride was co-organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Dutch ...
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