Cities will be key to a low carbon, resilient global economy able to address and adapt to climate change. Many are emerging as leaders cutting emissions and greening infrastructure. Photo ©Pline
A new report published this week explains in detail how people can slash greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, whilst saving money and improving health.
The transport sector is already responsible for about a quarter of global energy-related carbon emissions. Without aggressive and sustained policies, carbon dioxide emissions could double by 2050.
For example, better aerodynamics, cutting vehicle weight, and building engines with high standards can reduce energy consumption by up to half by 2030. Low-carbon transport systems such as rapid bus systems can reduce pollution above all in urban areas.
The report is the latest 13-part series which translates the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change into accessible language and infographics for the business community.
Similar summaries cover the energy sector, investors and financial institutions, the transport sector, the tourism industry, the agricultural sector, fisheries and aquaculture, the defense sector, primary industries, cities, buildings, and employment.
The study was compiled by the organization Business for Social Responsibility, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Cambridge Judge Business School, with support from the European Climate Foundation
The full report and infographics can here
The full set of summaries can be found here