The transport sector contributes to 27% of energy-related CO2 emissions and is the fastest growing sector in terms of greenhouse (GHG) emissions in developing countries.
Bridging the Gap is a multi-stakeholder initiative to link climate change and land transport more closely and gain better recognition of its potential in mitigating GHG emissions. This is further strengthened by supporting SLoCaT, the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership.
Bridging the Gap and SLoCaT have prepared a report underlining the contribution land transport can have to the 2
°C target. The report has been released on the eve of the Climate Summit organised by Secretary Ban Ki-moon to accelerate action...
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BtG summarises events from the UN Climate Summit in New York
Presentations and materials from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the International Railway Association (UIC) and the UN-Habitat Urban Electric Mobility Vehicles Initiative (UEMI)
ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report ahead of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23rd September entitled 'A Global High Shift Scenario: Impacts and Potential For More Public Transport, Walking...
Different cities across the world have introduced Low Emission Zones (LEZ) to manage air quality in urban areas. Well-known examples include the “London Low Emission Zone” and the “Umweltzone” implemented in many German cities such as Berlin.
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The 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Making Cities Resilient Campaign focused on how to accommodate urban priorities in the post-2015 disaster risk reduction (DRR) framework.
UN Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Board briefed on Post-2015 agenda in its second regular session.