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Do Global Initiatives Put the Transport Sector on Track to Fight Climate Change?

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:32:16 +0000

Today is Transport Day at COP22, which will highlight the important contribution transport can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over the last two years, the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), as part of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Using the Global Calculator to Analyze Ambitious Climate Initiatives for the Transport Sector

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:37:43 +0000

TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. Do we ...

The Global Calculator: Choosing Your 2 Degree Pathway at COP21

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:09:13 +0000

TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates ...

Friday Fun: Which Transport Mode Would You Choose? The Sounds of Commuting into Washington, DC

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:24:40 +0000

In December of 2007, I visited Tokyo, one of the largest and densest cities in the world. While I stood at an intersection near the busy Shibuya Station (which serves 2.4 million passengers per day), it struck me that the ...

Greening bus fleets requires a range of strategies

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:56:51 +0000

In 2012 alone, Latin America saw 131,000 preventable air pollution-related deaths. To reduce emissions and improve air quality, it’s essential that public transit fleets—like buses—become more fuel-efficient. Adopting cleaner fuels—like natural gas or low-sulfur diesel—and upgrading to technologies that produce ...

New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:13:26 +0000

Disclaimer: the calculations below are based on a preliminary, beta version of the Global Calculator. To view and explore the final version of the Calculator, visit Experts predict that a 2 degree Celsius rise in world temperatures could have drastic ...

Cleaning-up the air with electric tricycles in Manila, Philippines

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:31:15 +0000

This article was edited on March 22, 2013. With over 3.5 million currently in operation, the motorized tricycle – a close cousin of the ubiquitous motorized rickshaw seen zipping through the streets of India and throughout Southeast Asia – is an icon on ...

Getting on the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:00:20 +0000

“Transit is the best mitigation strategy for climate change,” said Projjal Dutta from New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to start his discussion on how the agency is adapting to recurring, extreme weather events, during a recent Federal Transit Aministration workshop ...

User Preference Key to Implementing Sustainable Transportation

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:18:38 +0000

Biking and walking infrastructure is often evaluated from the point of view of the planners. To get more public input on these topics, the Mineta Transportation Institute recently published “Integration of Biking and Walking Infrastructure into Urban Communities,” led by Cornelius Nuworsoo, Eugene Jud and Katherine Cushing. Prior ...

Blogging from TRB: Transportation and Air Quality

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:39:51 +0000

At the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, there have been a number of sessions focusing on transportation, public health and emissions. The discussion in recent years of the link between the three has now moved into the ...

California’s Policy Model to Reduce Oil Use and Vehicle Emissions

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:00:24 +0000

Despite having continual governing issues, budget problems and high employment, California has been a leader in developing policy to address climate change. Dan Sperling, discussing California’s leadership in vehicle emissions standards at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at an ...