Posts tagged with 'COVID-19'
Post-Pandemic, Public Transport Needs to Get Back on Track to Meet Global Climate Goals
Post-Pandemic, Public Transport Needs to Get Back on Track to Meet Global Climate Goals
Public transport is one of the best, most cost-effective solutions available to address today’s climate and development challenges. Buses and trains can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to two-thirds per passenger, per kilometer compared to private vehicles. The UN’s latest ...
Tracking Climate Action: How the World Can Still Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees C
Tracking Climate Action: How the World Can Still Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees C
Today’s climate change headlines often seem at odds with each other. One day, it’s catastrophic wildfires wreaking havoc around the world; the next, it’s an optimistic piece on the rapid scale-up of solar and wind power. Taken together, such stories ...
Crisis Resilient Urban Futures: What’s Next for Asia-Pacific Cities?
Crisis Resilient Urban Futures: What’s Next for Asia-Pacific Cities?
Cities have always been dynamic hubs of culture, education, economic growth and opportunity, and most importantly, centers of social interaction attracting residents and visitors alike. It is no surprise then, that Asia and the Pacific have become increasingly more urban ...
Transforming Transportation 2023: Accelerating Toward Green and Inclusive Mobility
Transforming Transportation 2023: Accelerating Toward Green and Inclusive Mobility
After two years of unprecedented disruption to transport globally and two years of virtual conferences, Transforming Transportation returned to Washington, DC, March 14-15. More than 900 policymakers, experts and leaders in transport gathered at the World Bank Headquarters to explore ...
5 Key Transport Challenges Facing Developing Countries and What to Do About Them
5 Key Transport Challenges Facing Developing Countries and What to Do About Them
Transportation is a crucial enabler of economic development, providing people access to markets, employment, education, and health services. In addition to these development benefits, improving transport systems by making them cleaner, safer, more inclusive and more resilient accelerates climate action ...
4 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2023
4 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2023
What will 2023 hold for the environment and development? The end of 2022 certainly left us in an interesting — and concerning — place. The world’s three-year-old pandemic proved it was far from over, sickening millions and affecting economies. Global ...
Paris' Vision for a ‘15-Minute City’ Sparks a Global Movement
Paris’ Vision for a ‘15-Minute City’ Sparks a Global Movement
Until just a few years ago, the right riverbank of the Seine in Paris was an urban highway used by over 40,000 vehicles every day. Despite being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the road was either heavily gridlocked during rush ...
Inclusive Design Creates a Safer Transportation System for All Residents of Peshawar, Pakistan
Inclusive Design Creates a Safer Transportation System for All Residents of Peshawar, Pakistan
For decades, the city of Peshawar, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northern Pakistan, has been rocked by wars and acts of terrorism that disrupted public safety and made it difficult to plan the city’s growth. A particularly challenging consequence ...
An Innovative Jobs Program in Odisha, India Helped Informal Workers Through COVID-19 and Beyond
An Innovative Jobs Program in Odisha, India Helped Informal Workers Through COVID-19 and Beyond
When India’s federal government announced a public health lockdown on March 24, 2022 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it generated desperate scenes. Economic activity ground to a halt. Millions of migrant workers traveled back to their home states. In ...
In Barranquilla, Colombia, Urban Parks Revitalize a Declining City
In Barranquilla, Colombia, Urban Parks Revitalize a Declining City
Samira Perez, a longtime resident of Barranquilla, Colombia used to spend her time and money on taxis to take her children to local shopping malls after school and on the weekends. There, they would pass the time marveling at upscale ...
Electric Bus Commitments in Mid-sized Colombian Cities Are Adding to National Momentum
Electric Bus Commitments in Mid-sized Colombian Cities Are Adding to National Momentum
Cities are increasingly trying to discern what post-pandemic resilience will look like, especially in terms of mobility and public transport. And in Colombia, cities are known for their innovations in public transport systems — like Bogotá’s bus rapid transport and ...
Why Cycling Is Critical for Resilient Cities [PODCAST]
Why Cycling Is Critical for Resilient Cities [PODCAST]
Many governments and authorities started to build cycling infrastructure during the COVID-19 lockdowns. But were these developments temporary or the foundation of a permanent shift towards truly cyclable cities? In this episode of WRI’s “Big Ideas Into Action” podcast, we ...
What Are We Learning About Urban Wellbeing During COVID-19?
What Are We Learning About Urban Wellbeing During COVID-19?
In recent years, many cities have launched new efforts to build healthier urban environments – happier, safer and cleaner places to work and play. Then, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. But in many ways, it laid bare the ...
As Mobility Undergoes a Revolution, 'There Is No Turning Back': Transforming Transportation 2022
As Mobility Undergoes a Revolution, ‘There Is No Turning Back’: Transforming Transportation 2022
Visit transformingtransportation.org to watch full sessions from the conference. And join the conversation on Twitter with #TTDC22.  After COP26, transport has reached an important milestone in the global climate conversation. The electric revolution is underway and it’s now a centerpiece ...
Big Changes Are Needed for More Sustainable, Inclusive Transport
Big Changes Are Needed for More Sustainable, Inclusive Transport
In the global conversation around decarbonizing transport, the spotlight on electric vehicles has never shone brighter. The EV revolution is underway, with consumers embracing them in record numbers and manufacturing ramping up around the world. And yet, electric vehicles will ...
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