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The Project “Towards Climate-Friendly Transport Technologies and Measures – TRANSfer” is organizing the official GIZ side event at this year’s UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn taking place from 3rd to the 14th of June. The Side Event will be on Wednesday, 5 June from 18h30 to 20h00 in room Solar in the Ministry for the Environment (next to Hotel Maritim). We will have a closer look at NAMAs in the transport sector and focus on sharing experiences of elaborating and implementing NAMAs in the transport sector as well as discussing potential lessons that could be fed into the UNFCCC process.
note: Only registered persons in possession of a conference badge (UNFCCC SB38) will be able to attend.
New report shows cleaner buses can provide a greener future for cities, both environmental and economic
A new report released by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) reveals the results of new, clean bus technology which could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as overall pollution in the world's leading urban centres.
20 years of the single market achievements in transport
Safer skies, seas and roads, decent working hours for people with jobs in the transport industry and wider choices for those using it, fighting pollution now and finding new technologies to make our future journeys even cleaner - we've been busy over the last 20 years at European level to make transport better. Read on to see 20 examples of how Europe has made your life easier and safer through better transport.
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The role of sustainable transport is vital in creating safe and habitable cities in Asia and fighting climate change, according to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking in Bali at the UN based Seventh Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia.
"On a global scale it is essential that we better design and build transport infrastructure to make it safer and more environmentally friendly, and to minimize vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters," stressed Mr. Ban.
Reducing emissions through more foot paths, cycle lanes and expanding local public transport - 5 policy recommendations
Apart from the technically increasing efficiency of vehicles, it is necessary to take non-technical measures, like expanding foot and cycle paths and local public transport, in order to reduce greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions. On behalf of the Federal Environment Ministry the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) in Heidelberg and the INFRAS AG Zürich examined five policy measures to decrease traffic emissions regarding its costs and economic benefits. The results will be presented at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin on the 29th of April.
GIZ at Seventh Regional EST Forum in Asia & Global Consultation on Sustainable Transport in the Post 2015 Development Agenda
The GIZ Transport Sector Policy Project, TRANSfer and the Regional Programme "Cities - Environment - Transport" in the ASEAN Region are contributing with various activities towards the Seventh Regional EST Forum in Asia, which takes place this week in Bali, Indonesia.
The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), has announced the launch of the Sustainable Transport Action Network as part of its Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.
As part of a collaborative project between the Institute for Policy Studies and the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America, a new website providing information on climate finance and markets has been launched.
Bridging the Gap experts plan to attend the 7th Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Bali (EST-ASIA). A training course (post-event) on sustainable transport and climate change is also organised by the BtG team on April 26th.
The European Commission published a strategy document that outlines possible options for new climate targets by 2030. In response to the investors' complaint that the current 20-20-20 targets cannot provide certainty for long run investments, the commission agreed to set up new targets for 2030. Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate action, stated that the new binding climate change abatement targets will aim to give investors in low-carbon technologies more long-term certainty, but also to raise the deflated price of carbon in the EU's emissions trading system.
Training on Sustainable Transport and Climate Change in Bali on April 26th as a Post-Event of the Seventh Regional EST Forum in Asia
Low carbon transport and climate change are difficult topics to understand. This training has been developed with the developing world and emerging economies in mind to help increase the awareness and understanding of this complex issue. The target audience includes national and local government officials and planners responsible for transport and/or the environment.