The transport sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico and has witnessed the highest growth rate over the past 10 years. Today over 77% of the Mexican population lives in urban areas that are experiencing growth rates in fossil fuel consumption and in private car ownership.
Sustainable transport and urbanization event set to kick-off in Mumbai
On April 15-16, Indian and international experts will discuss the current scenario of sustainable transport and urban planning in India, and the opportunities for the future of sustainable cities
In 2011, nearly 350 million people lived in Indian cities. More than 300 million new residents will join them over the next few decades to become part of the new urban India. This population boom will stress an already-pressured urban infrastructure system, especially with regard to transportation.
EMBARQ interviews Health and Road Safety expert, Claudia Adriazola-Steil
Q1. How can we tackle the problem of rising obesity and physical inactivity through transport?
Lack of physical activity contributes to 3.2 million deaths annually, yet just 150 minutes of physical activity per week - about 20 minutes per day - can improve health and reduce the risk of disease.
“The world’s urban areas have a tremendous opportunity to contribute to solutions, and a unique capacity to implement change that would affect the large majority of the world’s population.” - Benoit Lefevre,
NGO group calls on President Peña to implement sound public policies regulating importation of used vehicles
The signing of a long-term agreement deemed critical in dispelling continued uncertainty.
“It is not possible to continue to receive extensions in the regulations of imported used vehicles.
Partners in the Transforming Transportation 2013 conference share lessons, ideas, and opportunities for action.
Urbanization is one of the most significant modern-day phenomena and making urban transport more sustainable has become an urgent development priority. Six out of 10 people will live in cities by 2030. These growing cities are struggling to provide services to residents and deal with overburdened roads, as well as the threat of climate change and rising road traffic injuries.
Holger Dalkmann responds to commitment made by world's largest multi-lateral development banks.
This was originally published on WRI.org
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.