Transport

ICAO Journal Focuses on Aviation and Sustainability [viewed]

17 January 2012: The latest issue of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Journal contains a number of articles on aviation and sustainability, including on: state action plans on emissions mitigation; economic measures to address carbon impacts; alternative fuels development; economic sustainability concerns; and aviation's role in global aid and social development.

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Guest Article #71: ICAO En-Route to Sustainability [viewed]

International civil aviation is an essential component of our global society. For all countries, it is a driver of economic, social and cultural development. For land locked and smaller island States, it is an economic lifeline, often the only available link to the global marketplace. More specifically, it creates or supports millions of jobs, brings people together for leisure or business activities and, in many instances, ensures rapid and effective delivery of humanitarian aid where it is most urgently needed.

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EIB Grants Credit Line to Caribbean Development Bank for Climate Action Projects [viewed]

6 January 2012: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will grant a €50 million line of credit to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help finance borrowing member countries' (BMC) efforts to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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New IMO Marine Environment Division Director Appointed [viewed]

IMO3 January 2012: Stefan Micallef has been appointed Director of the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as part of a Secretariat restructuring announced by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu.

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Event: Resilient Cities 2012: 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation [viewed]

Resilient Cities 2012: 3rd World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change will focus on the following themes: urban risk and the issue of urban infrastructure as a key element in building resilient cities; resilient integrated urban design - how to optimally relate the water, food security and biodiversity sectors to build a resilient city; resilient urban renewable energy - how to ensure a clear link between the local renewables agenda and energy security and safety of urban areas; resilient urban logistics - a showcase of successful examples in ecomobility (moving people) and ecologistics (moving goods); and financing the resilient city - how climate financing for adaptation can be mobilized, leveraged and innovated for the local level. Resilient Cities 2012 will also host a session on global sustainable infrastructure finance in partnership with Global Energy Basel. Joan Clos, UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, is the patron of Resilient Cities 2011 and 2012.  

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EU Court Finds Measures on Aviation Emissions Compatible with International Law [viewed]

21 December 2011: The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that the EU decision to include the aviation sector in its Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2012, thereby providing that all airlines – including those of third countries – will have to acquire and surrender emission allowances for their flights departing from and arriving at European airports, is lawful under international law.

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Event: Transforming Transportation [viewed]

The ninth annual “Transforming Transportation” event will take place at the World Bank in Washington, DC, US, from 26-27 January 2012, and will focus on big ideas to scale up sustainable transport best practices in cities worldwide. The plenary session on Day 1 will discuss the future of the city, and on Day 2 it will look beyond the transport sector for inspiration on how to scale up best practices. Other sessions will include moderated panel discussions and rapid presentations of innovative ideas. The agenda also features screenings of urban transport videos and a cocktail reception to honor the late Dr. Leon "Lee" Schipper. Transforming Transportation 2012 is open to the public, and is organized by EMBARQ, The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Institute for Transportation Development and Policy, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities, and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.  

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ICAO Report of Alternative Fuels Workshop Presents Discussions on Sustainable Fuel Alternatives [viewed]

25 November 2011: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has published the report of its “ICAO Aviation and Sustainable Alternative Fuels Workshop,” held in Montréal, Canada, on 18 -20 October 2011.

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Mexico City Receives Local Climate Action Leadership Award [viewed]

8 December 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that Mexico City has been awarded the World Green Building Council, Local Climate Action Leadership Award. The Award was presented on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference, in Durban, South Africa.

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UNDP, GEF Support Reduction of South African Public Transport's Carbon Footprint [viewed]

5 December 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), through a grant of US$11 million provided by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), is supporting South Africa to reduce its carbon footprint by improving public transport services and non-motorized transport infrastructure in seven cities.

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