Business leaders gather to learn about new data collection tool
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Turkey (SUM-Türkiye) met with a group of Turkish business leaders on September 16 to introduce a new tool that will allow cities to quantify carbon emissions using satellite data.
Ali Babacan joins other policymakers, business leaders and civil society experts to tackle climate change.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan was chosen as a member of a new United Nations panel on global sustainability by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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Share leading best practices and see local governments’ innovative climate and sustainability projects featured throughout the event—in panel discussions, trainings, a milestone awards lunch and the Local Sustainability Leadership Awards.
The objective of the WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society) is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among transportation researchers, managers, policy makers, and educators from all over the world, from a perspective which is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral. The Society has become a primary forum for such international exchanges in transportation; the World Conferences are the place where leading transportation professionals from all countries convene to learn from one another.
It is an unique role for the WCTR to identify emerging issues and opportunities of a policy, managerial, or technical nature which will influence transportation research, policy, management and education in future years. In this way, the Society and the Conference intend to play a strong leadership role in bridging the gaps between research and practice.
The Society is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral. The members interests cover almost all aspects of transportation research, planning, policy and management. In general, the World Conferences do mirror these breadths of interests. WCTRS membership currently represents 64 countries and aims to extend its influence.
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"Bridging the Gap" workshop explores climate change mitigation strategies
"In order for the transport sector to meet its climate change objectives, we must reduce motorized travel through the integration of land use with efficient public transport and the use of cleaner fuels and technologies," said Hilda Martinez Salgado, manager of climate change and air quality at the Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-Mexico), during the [201
EMBARQ to promote sustainable transport at international event
Experts from EMBARQ and the Center for Sustainable Transport in Brazil (CTS-Brasil) will participate in exhibitions, forums and debates at the upcoming Challenge Bibendum, a five-day event hosted by tire manufacturer Michelin, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At this workshop, expert speakers and participants will discuss potential energy savings from various transport energy efficiency policy options; the feasibility of a notional goal for reducing the energy intensity of transport in APEC member economies; and options with the greatest potential for energy savings. Expert speakers from many of the APEC economies will present on four panels:
- Energy Efficiency in New Vehicles
- Freight Efficiency
- Operational Efficiency for Existing Fleets
- Fostering Livable Communities
Seeking low-carbon transport solutions in Antalya, Kocaeli and Sakarya.
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Turkey (SUM-Türkiye), based in Istanbul, has expanded its reach to develop proposals for low-carbon transport in three more cities: Antalya, Kocaeli and Sakarya.
A lecture by EMBARQ's founder, Lee Schipper, on important trends in the U.S. and other industrialized countries
This talk reports on several recent analyses of important trends in automobile fuel economy and usage as well as other modes of travel. The work reported on was supported by grants from EMBARQ and the Climate and Energy Program of the World Resources Institute. Among recent trends we note are these: