The upside is that more people like the elderly, the blind and children, would be able to access easy and ideally safe transportation. The downside? Lower-emission options such as ride sharing and cycling might fall by the wayside.
Sohail Hasnie –
To get the electric vehicle revolution rolling and meet climate targets, let's start by growing local industries and making electric vehicles available to the biggest segment of society, says Sohail Hasnie from ADB.
and Jess Beagley –
After a slow start, traction on health issues in the Habitat III process has grown. But before the New Urban Agenda is finalised this month, researchers suggest one addition.
International aviation representatives recently agreed to an aviation-specific climate agreement. Climate experts Christiana Figueres and Laurence Tubiana share how the sector's growth can be decoupled from carbon emissions.
We are doggedly investing over a trillion scarce dollars a year in new carriers, ports, roads, railways and airports. The big question is, are they the right kinds of infrastructure? Aurecon ports and marine leader Jeroen Overbeek explores.
Global goals and targets often rely on national data, but local data is needed to inform action on the ground and to monitor progress, says Sheela Patel from the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers.