Posts tagged with 'transport'
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 ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
Brazil's Green World Cup
Brazil's Green World Cup
Recently we wrote about Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and some of the proposed transport infrastructure improvements, including more than 500 kilometers of bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, that will come out of the R$11.48 billion (US$6.48 billion) already ...
Transport and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Transport and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Last week, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released its first Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The report, “Acting On The Future: Breaking The Intergenerational Cycle Of Inequality” (PDF in Spanish), focuses on policies that ...
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Roads Flooded, Trains Stalled, Ten Dead
Mumbai through the Monsoon: Roads Flooded, Trains Stalled, Ten Dead
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the first post for a series following Mumbai through the monsoon. On June 11, the monsoon officially arrived in Mumbai, signaling the start of an annual test of the city’s transportation infrastructure. After ...
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 ...
Transport, Energy and CO2 in Asia
Transport, Energy and CO2 in Asia
Electric railway system in Bangkok. Photo by SpAvAAi. Lew Fulton of the International Energy Agency made a very compelling presentation at the most recent BAQ Asia Conference. Here are some of the most important messages from his data-intensive presentation: Asian ...
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