Holger Dalkmann responds to commitment made by world's largest multi-lateral development banks.
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The world’s largest multi-lateral development banks — led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and others — committed to provide more than $175 billion over 10 years to support sustainable transport in developing countries.
American journalists take a first look at Transoeste line.
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EMBARQ Brazil contributes chapter on "Sustainable Transport in the Urban Century"
More than a year ago, engineer Fernando Almeida began convening 19 experts in various fields of sustainability to publish Desenvolvimento Sustentável 2012-2050: Visão, Rumos e Contradições ("Sustainable Development 2012-2050: Vision, Ways and Contradictions.") The collection was launched last Friday, June 15 in Rio de Jane
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Ten years ago, world leaders convened in Johannesburg to establish the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), global strategies designed to end poverty, hunger, and disease by 2015. While the pledges were ambitious, they neglected to recognize a critical component of sustainable development: transportation. Development banks, governments, and other decision-makers spent the next decade focusing their attention on MDG priorities. Meanwhile, cities around the world faced worsening traffic congestion, increased air pollution, and dangerous roads.
The new Transoeste express bus line totals 56 kilometers and 64 BRT stations.
This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org.
As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.
EMBARQ is pleased to participate in the Rio+20 Conference, also known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to take place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
Below is a list of events that EMBARQ staff will be participating in, as a host, organizer, participant or speaker.
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee, including EMBARQ, invite you to nominate your city for the 9th Annual Sustainable Transport Award. Nominations are now open and will be accepted online until September 15th, 2012.
EMBARQ releases most comprehensive research on traffic safety to cut down on the 1.2 million global traffic deaths each year.
Editor’s note: Join EMBARQ for a special webinar on June 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. EDT. Click here to register.
Honorees included Stephen Ross, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jonathan Lash, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
Second annual conference promotes development of urban public transport in Latin America.
The Second Annual SIBRT Congress of Best Practices in Latin America was held on April 25-26 in the city of Leon, Mexico.
The event brought together more than 350 transport experts from 15 countries, convened by the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT(SIBRT) and EMBARQ.