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  • posted on February 27, 2015
    The International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its 2015 Transport Outlook. According to the report's projections, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from freight transport will increase by 290% by 2050.
  • posted on February 26, 2015
    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. 
  • posted on February 18, 2015
    A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Global Subsidies Initiative of IISD finds that the removal of fossil-fuel subsidies to consumers (US$ 543 billion in 2014) and to society could reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by between 6-13% by 2050.
  • posted on January 27, 2015
  • posted on January 20, 2015
    Sustainable urban transport practices are necessary to support the continued growth of cities in the region. Innovative policies and integrated transport planning which address the growing problems of fossil fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and road accidents, are needed in order to provide a better quality of life for the people.
  • posted on January 16, 2015
    The fourth session of the United Nations Economic Commisssion on Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) Committee on Transport took place on 15-17 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Committee session reviewed national, sub-regional and regional progress in transport, and to discuss the ways to address common challenges and potential for future direction of the secretariat’s work.
  • posted on January 12, 2015
    The joint report* of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT Partnership) and
  • posted on December 22, 2014
    (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.
  • posted on December 15, 2014
    43 African countries were represented in the Experts and Ministerial sessions at the inaugural conference of the African Sustainable Transport Forum. The resulting ASTF Action Framework, agreed upon by the Ministers, includes 13 actions together with an institutional structure for the ASTF Secretariat.  The Framework sets out a clear roadmap for sustainable transport in Africa, based on a harmonization of priority action areas as they were identified by all the conference participants. 
  • posted on December 5, 2014
    The cycling community set out its contribution for economic growth in Europe Brussels, 4th December 2014 “We can create more jobs for Europeans through investment in cycling, not only because it has a proven record for creation of green and sustainable jobs, but because of the huge contributions it makes to the EU’s wider objectives. Our partners, our businesses and policy makers are ready to building on cycling’s current 650,000 jobs and €217billion per year contribution to the EU economy”, said Kevin Mayne, ECF Director of Development.
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