Transport

Event: 64th Session of the WMO Executive Council [viewed]

The Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding its annual meeting from 25 June-3 July to review progress in the provision of critical weather, climate and water services to meet the growing needs of society. The 64th session of the Executive Council will consider WMO priorities, including: the Global Framework for Climate Services; enhanced disaster risk reduction (DRR); improved observation and information systems; more efficient meteorological services for the aviation sector; and capacity-strengthening of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in developing countries.  

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EEA Highlights Increase in Sale of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles in the EU [viewed]

EEA20 June 2012: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a report titled "Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: summary of data for 2011" which indicates that fuel efficiency of new vehicles increased by 3.3% in the EU from 2010-2011.

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Rio+20 Adopts "The Future We Want" Outcome Document, Voluntary Pledges Reported to Reach US$513 Billion [viewed]

22 June 2012: The third and final meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), Pre-Conference Informal Consultations Facilitated by the Host Country, and the UNCSD convened back-to-back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 13-22 June 2012. During their ten days in Rio, government delegations concluded negotiations on the Rio outcome document, titled “The Future We Want.”

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Green Growth Action Alliance Launched to Catalyze Private Sector Investment [viewed]

17 June 2012: The Green Growth Action Alliance (G2A2) has been launched to address the estimated US$1 trillion annual shortfall in green infrastructure investment and support greater investments in clean energy, transportation, agriculture, and other green growth areas. The first action to be undertaken by the Alliance will be to assist Mexico in unlocking private finance for investments in businesses and technologies, to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2020.

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Multilateral Development Banks Announce US$175 Billion for Sustainable Transport [viewed]

20 June 2012: On sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20), eight of the largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) announced their commitment to provide over US$175 billion of loans and grants to support sustainable transportation systems over the next decade.

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ICAO Publishes Booklet for Rio+20 Decision Makers [viewed]

19 June 2012: On the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) released a booklet titled "Global Aviation and our Sustainable Future," which addresses aviation's role in the Rio+20 discussions, elaborates on its activities across the sustainable development agenda, and summarizes its collaborative efforts with UN agencies.

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Multilateral Development Banks Commit to the Rio+20 Agenda for Inclusive Green Growth [viewed]

19 June 2012: On the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) six of the world's major multilateral development banks (MDBs) released a joint statement, which indicates their commitment to work together to support global transformation in line with the Rio+20 agreements.

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UNEP Executive Director Outlines Work Toward Sustainability at the UN [viewed]

18 June 2012: In an article in the Rio+20 edition of the UN Chronicle, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner outlines work underway to make the UN more sustainable.

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Event: Sustainable Aviation for Generations to Come [viewed]

This side event to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) will focus on the topic of “Sustainable aviation for generations to come.” The event will consist of an address by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, followed by presentations from States and aviation stakeholders providing perspectives on sustainable alternative fuels for aviation and experiences with developing sustainable alternative fuels initiatives.  

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ICAO Launches “Flightpath to a Sustainable Future” for the UNCSD [viewed]

18 June 2012: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched “Flightpath to a Sustainable Future,” an initiative for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) consisting of the first-ever series of connecting flights powered by sustainable alternative fuels.

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