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Young woman waiting for busin transit bus tunnel. © Stephen Matera/AuroraToday the transport sector is responsible for approximately one quarter of all energy related greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. In addition, more cities, especially in developing and transitional countries, are experiencing serious air quality problems. Especially worrisome is the rapidly increasing fleet of private vehicles, which will take place in developing countries. In addition, the global vehicle fleet is expected to triple by 2050 and most of the growth will occur in developing and transition countries that have immature vehicle emission reduction strategies

Whilst governments are increasingly active with regards to air pollution and reducing the energy used by the transport sector, there is often a large gap between the technology available and best practice know-how, the networks necessary to build consensus and the actual implementation of transformative change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) employs a 3-fold strategy to address externalities from road transport; namely Avoid-Shift-Improve. By designing our work around these 3 pillars, UNEP is...

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Experience Sharing on Development of Low-carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plans (LCMPs) for Indian Cities
22-23 August 2013, Udaipur, India
Developing Policies and Strategies for Low Carbon Transport in India
24 August 2012, New Delhi, India
ICCT recommends hybrid diesel Euro IV buses for Eastern Africa cities
Addis Ababa - 30 July, Kampala - 1 August and Nairobi - 3 August
UN praises UK effort to make Olympics sustainable
27 July 2012, Bikya Masr
Kenya’s media raise awareness of local Infrastructure Concerns
21 June 2012, Daily Nation and the Star

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Auto Fuel Efficiency and Climate Change

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