Can Indonesian cities drive emissions down without tackling transport?

By: Isyana Artharini on December 7th, 2011, http://www.climatemediapartnership.org Indonesia has ambitious plans to green dozens of its cities to help fight climate change. But these plans won’t affect the transport sector for more than a decade and experts warn this could create more environmental problems. When Indonesia pledged two years ago to reduce its emissions […]

CYCLING, WALKING, PUBLIC HEALTH BEST FOR HEALTH AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

Optimizing health in transport and climate change measures – new report identifies key strategies DURBAN – Rapid transit and safe cycling/walking networks are good for both health and climate – and climate experts should consider more systematically how these strategies can reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector, one of the world’s major contributors to […]

The carbon value of cycling

Particularly in developing countries, economic resources often limit opportunities for implementing high-cost vehicle improvement technologies, which suggests that investments in programmes avoiding CO2 emissions, such as NMT projects, may be more suitable and feasible. Besides directly reducing emissions through modal shift, these projects may also have substantial co-benefits such as public health and traffic safety […]

Durban bicycle plan kicks into gear – but will it translate into reality?

eThekwini begins cycle lane construction – ahead of COP 17 and beyond… But we’ll be watching, as dreams, plans and strategies don’t always become reality… And look out for our story in MOBILITY magazine about Durban’s plans for COP 17 transport (will they turn out to be smoke and mirrors?). “Think bike – for this […]