21 December 2020

How can Ethiopian cities bounce back from COVID-19 with active mobility at the forefront?

by Seble Samuel and Iman Abubaker Photo by AP/Mulugeta Ayene Pedestrianised streets, pop-up cycling lanes and non-motorised transport infrastructure have been critical elements of cities’ pandemic recovery strategies. But in Ethiopian cities, where walking and cycling are dominant modes of …

14 July 2020

Mobility in cities: Building back better for the most vulnerable

Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder and CEO, Safetipin For all of us working on sustainable urbanisation, development and mobility, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenge: How do we continue working on building viable mobility options to ensure that the goals of …

2 June 2016

German Development Minister Müller announces a new mobility initiative in support of global transformation of transport and traffic systems

In view of the upcoming global human settlements conference Habitat III, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, in October, Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller and the Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, today inaugurated the German Habitat Forum.

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21 April 2016

SLoCaT Partnership Urges Drafters of New Urban Agenda to Embrace Role of Sustainable Transport in Developing New Urban Agenda

Urban transport systems across the world are already under significant pressure, without a transformation in policy, and step change in effort, they will not be able to cope with the anticipated urban growth. If urban transport fails – urban development will not be sustainable. Lack of access to goods, services and opportunities is often the root cause of urban inequalities.

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9 December 2015

Chairs’ Summary of COP21 High level Event on Zero Emission Vehicles

On 8 December 2015, at the Netherlands Pavilion at the UNFCCC COP21 meeting, high level representatives from government, the private sector, civil society and international organizations met to discuss the role that zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) play in mitigating climate change.

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9 December 2015

Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands Publish “Around the World in Eighty Days of Climate Actions in Transport” Report

“What’s important now is to make these actions [INDC transport actions] visible and connect them to the ambitions of the transport-organisations. We are aiming to achieve critical mass, so that we can accelerate progress towards results. With this publication we hope to boost that acceleration.”

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4 December 2015

10 Major Transport Climate Action Initiatives and a Collective Call to Action on Electro-mobility Presented at Paris Climate Conference

Paris, 3 December 2015 – Recognizing that transportation has the highest growth of CO2 emissions of any industrial sector, transport representatives present 10 initiatives at COP21 in Paris today that will reduce emissions and build more sustainable transport systems.With energy-related CO2 emissions set to jump from one quarter of total energy-related emissions today to one-third by 2050, many are looking at significant changes they can make in transport to help join

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3 December 2015

Global Green Freight Leaders Write Open Letter Pledging to Reduce Emissions from Goods Transport at COP21

Paris, December 3, 2015: Countries, organizations and multinational companies published an open
letter to the citizens of the world today, highlighting their commitment to green freight and outlining
the steps they were going take to reduce emissions from the global freight sector.

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