08 Apr '11, 5am

Join the bicycle rally for World Environment Day. #WED

Join the bicycle rally for World Environment Day. #WED

Leave the car fleet and join a bicycle rally for WED! The majority of the world’s population today now lives in cities. As the earth fast reaches a population of 7 billion, this leaves countries with tremendous challenges for sustainability, especially related to the management of natural resources. Rapid urbanization generates formidable environmental issues such as energy and water supply, sewage, solid waste, loss of green and natural spaces, land contamination, congestion and air pollution. The need for urban transport probably has some of the most pervasive negative by-products, as increased traffic compounds the challenges of solid waste, congestion, rapid depletion of natural resources, noise and air pollution. UN-Habitat estimates that road transport accounts for up to 90% of urban air pollution. India - the world’s second most populous nation – is this year’s host...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/wed/news/bicyclerally.asp

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