(Smart Freight Center, 18 November 2014) – Asia has ample opportunity to improve the efficiency of its freight and logistics sector and reduce the emissions footprint along the way, according to a study by Smart Freight Centre (SFC), a
“Integrated Conference of Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2014 and Intergovernmental 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia” will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 19-21 November 2014.
Leading corporations established Green Freight Asia, a non-profit association of manufacturers, freight logistics companies and carriers to advance green freight efforts that promote greenhouse gas- and fuel-efficient freight transportation and decrease air pollution in Asia.
Following a rigorous and comprehensive international search, today Clean Air Asia announced that Bjarne Pedersen has been selected by the Clean Air Asia Board to lead the organization as its new Executive Director, starting November 11, 2013.
Three reports released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) evaluate and summarize options for low carbon city planning, non-motorised transport (NMT) and infrastructure risks due to climate variability in India. The reports were published as part of the project on ‘Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India.’
The US and China agreed to five new action initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, focusing on: emission reductions from heavy-duty and other vehicles; smart grids; carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); the collection and management of GHG emissions data; and energy efficiency in buildings and industry.
The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the 2012 report on the Momentum for Change Initiative. The report features nine experiences that contribute to address climate change while improving livelihoods and living conditions in developing countries’ urban areas.