Global warming cannot be stopped without decarbonising transport. But moving people and goods is still 90 percent oil-dependent and national decarbonisation plans lack focus. A moment of truth is approaching at the COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow in November. By Hans Michael Kloth Just under one-quarter of all the earth-warming, climate-changing CO2 humankind blows into the atmosphere comes from our current transport habits: the petrol-powered … Continue reading Can Transport Kick Its Carbon Habit?
The signatories of the Paris Agreement have to submit more ambitious decarbonisation plans by early November. We take a look at how committed they are to reducing transport CO2. By Hans Michael Kloth Finally, during the third all-nighter in a row, the breakthrough came. In the catacombs of the airport-turned-convention centre in Le Bourget on the northern outskirts of Paris, lawyers huddled from 2 a.m. to comb through 29 articles of fiendishly complex text. As morning broke, translators went … Continue reading Are you serious?
If you are looking for a user-friendly, safe and accessible mobility system, involve female transport users and workers. By Emma Latham-Jones Every step made to improve the experience of women in transport is a win for everyone. When policy makers address gender issues in transport, they increase accessibility for all. What this means is taking a user-centric approach: every single transport user is the focus. … Continue reading Put Women In The Driver’s Seat
The shared e-scooters floating around Paris may have emitted 12 000 tonnes of additional greenhouse gases over the course of one year, according to a new study. Are the popular micro-vehicles good fun, but not good for the climate? by Anne de Bortoli The sudden arrival of massive numbers of shared electric scooters in many cities around the world since 2017 has triggered considerable resentment … Continue reading Scooting Around: Are Shared E-Scooters Good Or Bad For The Environment?
Shared Mobility in Practice In Paris, the shared mobility revolution is well underway. We examine how Hôtel de Ville, Paris’ town hall, is trying to get a grip on the situation. By Emma Latham-Jones and Will Duncan Over 20,000 dockless trottinettes eléctrique, or electric scooters, have sprung up around the French capital since June 2018, quickly becoming a common sight on the city’s Haussmannian streets. … Continue reading Paris: Managing the Shared Mobility Révolution