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  • posted on February 9, 2012
    8 February 2012, Manila – The Green Trucks Toolkit was developed by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) with support from Asian Development Bank to assist trucks companies reduce fuel use and emissions from their truck fleets.
  • posted on January 30, 2012
    One of the key elements of his plans is to forge consensus around a post-2015 sustainable development framework and implement it. This would include defining a new generation of sustainable development goals building on the MDGs and outline a road map for consideration by Member States.
  • posted on January 30, 2012
    The International Energy Agency has helped create a database that will act as a one-stop-shop for researchers, planners, and policymakers to source information and data on Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems, such as the costs of such systems in different countries, which until now has not been possible. This database, which will be launched in February 2012, is the first globally encompassing effort to map out BRT Systems around the world and will include a web portal, which is publicly available for anyone wishing to access information about BRT data. 
  • posted on January 27, 2012
    San Francisco, USA and Medellin, Colombia are being honored today as the winners of the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award. This year’s slate of nominees is unique in that all four cities showcase a breadth of interventions that put citizens first.  Each city is also a leader in embracing social media and online technologies to reach out to those citizens, giving a better more informative and convenient service. 
  • posted on January 18, 2012
    Although air transport currently represents only 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, traffic is expected to increase at an annual average rate of 4.5% over the next 20 years, which will put tremendous pressure on the sector to find ways to maintain and ultimately reduce its impact on climate change.
  • posted on November 5, 2011
    On October 30th the world welcomed Danica May Camacho as the world’s 7th billion inhabitant. She joined the world in Manila, one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. Manila typifies in many respects what is wrong with transport in developing countries. Streets that are choked with cars, motorcycles and other vehicles that make it unsafe for children like Danica to breathe the air or cross the streets.
  • posted on March 31, 2011
    The European Commission adopted a roadmap of 40 concrete initiatives for the next decade to build a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe's dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050. By 2050, key goals will include:
  • posted on December 1, 2010
    GEF, being a major multilateral agency and being an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, has a critical role to play in promoting interventions aimed at reducing GHG emissions. In this context STAP initiated a study to provide information and guidance on options for advancing sustainable low-carbon transport during GEF-5. The report was prepared by Holger Dalkmann (TRL) and Cornie Huizenga (SLoCaT).
  • posted on December 1, 2010
    The Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport and the Bridging the Gap Initiative today published recommendations to parties on the outcome of COP16 in Cancun. The aim is to describe needs to the parties of the UNFCCC from the perspective of achieving sustainable transport in developing countries. The paper will be distributed in the next days to delegates.
  • posted on December 1, 2010
    On behalf of SLoCaT and the BtG initiative Cornie Huizenga made a presentation to the DNA Forum (Designated National Authorities) which is a formal network of Annex 1 and non-Annex 1 countries on CDM) on transport and NAMAs in developing countries. While transport represents less than 1% of all emission reductions under CDM, over 50% of all NAMA proposals submitted since January of 2010 include a transport component.
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