Governments Call for Eliminating Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

17 April 2015: A communiqué signed by the members of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform group calls for countries to prioritize the phase-out of fossil-fuel subsidies ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. The Friends are urging all governments to endorse the statement; France and the US are the first countries outside the Friends groups to do so. 

Emission Scenarios for the Philippines’ Transport Sector: Overview of Existing Studies

Understanding uncertainties and different outcomes for GHG emission scenarios by various studies is important for gaining insight in the transport sector’s role in climate change mitigation. This is useful for example in the context of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, that some countries are expected to communicate to the UNFCCC in 2015. 

Global Environment Facility prioritizes transport in addressing low emission development needs at the city level

(GEF Washington D.C., December 09)– Transport is a crucial sector for sustainable development. When done right, transport can help expand economic opportunities and contribute to poverty reduction. However, rapid motorization is leading to congested cities, air pollution, accidents and rapid increases in greenhouse gas emissions – especially in developing countries – with global emissions from transport projected to increase 50% by 2030.

From Defining to Implementing Sustainable Transport

By Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)

Millions of people around the world lack proper access to jobs, markets, schools, hospitals and other essential services, and better transport is a crucial element to improve economic and social development. Yet, transport is responsible for 1.24 million traffic fatalities per year, as well as high levels of urban air pollution and congestion in many cities.