08 Jul 2020

Post-COVID Recovery: Major challenges for public transport

Sergio Avelleda, Director of Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Photo by billow 926/Unsplash The post-pandemic period will test one of the vital elements of our great cities. Public transport systems are facing unprecedented challenges, which will put their viability at risk. The city’s existence derives from an economic, social and psychological necessity: …

08 Jul 2020

How close collaboration across the transport family can spread best practice and keep mobility chains open

François Davenne, Director General, UIC UIC, as the technical platform for railway cooperation at the global level, is the place of exchange for best practice, bringing together many networks of experts. In the context of COVID-19, the strength of these networks is used to give members and partners the possibility to regularly exchange information on …

29 Jun 2020

IsDB announces US$2.3 billion strategic preparedness response for member countries

Shared by Mohammed Alsayed, Manager, Economic Infrastructure at Islamic Development Bank, and published in the IsDB SDG Digest Special Edition on COVID-19 Photo from Gulf Business In recent years disruption is associated with something positive. This was largely associated with the work of scholars of innovation such as Clayton M. Christensen. The Cambridge Dictionary defined …

25 Jun 2020

Restoring trust in public transport: The way forward

Written by Tsu-Jui Cheng, on behalf of Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General Photo from CityTalk/ICLEI As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport sector has experienced some of the most severe social and economic impacts. Public transport is keeping cities moving through the crisis, getting essential workers to their jobs and supporting essential …

REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector
16 Jun 2020

REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

We need a Total Fossil Lockdown for a Climate Revolution Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released today. The …

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Launch of #TransportinNDCs Campaign!
28 Apr 2020

Launch of #TransportinNDCs Campaign!

SLOCAT launches campaign in collaboration with partners to raise transport ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Although the COP26 UN Conference on Climate Change – set to take place in Glasgow in November under the presidency of the UK government – has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, the need for more ambitious climate ...

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