It would offer funding for electric vehicle charging stations, pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly street design , reducing diesel emissions in ports, infrastructure resilient to floods and heat waves , and more.
The recovery phase can be the impetus to reexamine vulnerable links in the transport network and address those deficiencies to help reduce future risks and strengthen the economic and physical resilience of people and infrastructure assets.
Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a study found on Feb. 27. The authors cautioned that their estimates were "conservative" as their study did not take into account all types of harmful emissions or pollution-linked diseases.
As we gather contributions from public and private stakeholders around the world, here’s where the conversation on transport and climate stands so far: Waste-to-energy technologies offer a promising alternative to more traditional renewable energy.
A reduction in transport-related GHG emissions will only be made possible by reducing transport’s dependency on fossil fuels and increasing its reliance on alternative energy technologies. Focusing on alternative energy technologies for vehicles, it is no surprise that they make up only 1/9 of the total revenue generated by the transport market.
We had in mind three main ideas: (i) let’s understand how flooding impacts transport services; (ii) let’s compare how people move different in rainy season and out of rainy season (comparison of mobility patterns); and (iii) let’s analyze the changes on accessibility due to climate impact.
Stock said the government had already done the work required to “put these greenhouse gas emissions standards in place for vehicles and bring Australia in line with 80% of the global car market”.