Mobilising for low-carbon mobility: Mexico City’s new transport law

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Transportation accounted for a whopping 41% of Mexico City’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, more than double the share in the rest of the country and far more than the 15% share globally. This was largely due to a high rate of motor vehicles per capita, congestion, low public transport mode share, and inadequate fuel standards. A new City law aims to solve this now.

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September 16, 2014   No Comments

Oceans and climate change

How a small island state is taking the lead in ocean and island conservation

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Much attention has been focused on the impacts of climate change on water, forests and society as a whole. But what about our oceans?  For decades, oceans have been fundamentally threatened by the effects of climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide dumped into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels. Rising sea-levels, acidification and changes in temperatures continue to threaten coastal and marine ecosystems, as they will seriously alter coastal development and marine activities. …continue reading →

September 15, 2014   No Comments

Action Not Words: 100% Renewable Energy for Development

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While governments are gathering in New York to discuss climate change for the first time after five years of inaction, the necessary transition is already underway around the world: Hundreds of jurisdictions across the globe have set 100% renewable energy (RE) targets and are leading the journey toward a fossil- and nuclear-free society. A society, independent from energy systems that are powered by increasingly expensive and unsustainable fossil fuel resources and instead powered fully by abundant, local, and affordable renewable energy sources.

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September 14, 2014   No Comments