01 Dec '11, 8pm

Live from Durban: Rethinking Mobility at COP17

Live from Durban: Rethinking Mobility at COP17

A panel of transportation experts at COP17 share a vision for the future mobility. They see tremendous opportunity to advance climate solutions by advancing sustainable transportation. "Without tackling transportation, we cannot tackle climate change," sums Heather Allen of World Research Institute . Their vision is ambitious, but draws largely on existing technologies. Transportation is a big and growing problem. It represents a significant percentage of our emissions. In the U.S., transportation accounts for about 40 percent of GHG emissions. As our world population expands, so does the demand for vehicles. Across the developed world, the quality of transportation is deteriorating. Transportation infrastructure – highways and railways - is deteriorating and public transport systems are overtaxed. Especially in the current economic environment, investment and policy atten...

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