With some 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians dying each year on the world’s roads, the United Nations took a major step to address this tragedy by launching a trust fund to spur road safety initiatives.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will meet in London next week to set a concrete target to lower international shipping emissions in the next few decades. Could a decarbonised maritime industry be on the horizon?
Paul Gilbert –
A new strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization is steering the shipping industry towards halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. University of Manchester's Paul Gilbert outlines five ways the industry can prepare for this low-carbon future.
and Richard Fuller –
Pollution is responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths globally, but has been accepted as the price to pay for economic development. How can we enable developing countries to avoid this foul development trajectory?
Chris Chesterfield –
Australian cities today reap the benefits of policy and institutional reforms decades ago that ensured liveable urban environments. How can the country build on that legacy, asks Monash University's Chris Chesterfield.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change convenes an international scientific conference in Canada this week to explore how to strengthen cities' ability to withstand climate change, David Satterthwaite urges them not to forget the people living in informal settlements.
Humanity only has three years left to safeguard the climate, but a lot more funding than what is currently available is required to build a low-carbon future. ADB's Ingrid van Wees suggests that local currency green bonds could be the answer.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?