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
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.
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.
The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percentof these people residing in cities.
EMBARQ will begin incorporating feedback into a final document expected to be released by the end of 2013
WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type of cancer.
EMBARQ road safety staff speak at Rio+20 side event.
This article originally appeared in Portuguese on EMBARQ Brasil
Chaired by EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann, the event "Sustainable Urban Transport Saves Lives" brought together technicians, researchers and experts in road safety, on the morning of June 20 at the headquarters of Rio Ônibus in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
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.