March 08, 2012 - According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, global carbon dioxide emissions from transportation increased 45 percent from 1990 to 2007. By 2030, transportation emissions will increase by approximately another 40 percent. Road emissions dominate transportation sector emissions, with light-duty vehicles accounting for the bulk of emissions globally.
Both our transportation technology and our approach to how we get door-to-door are in urgent need of innovation, and this means that multiple, diverse stakeholders must come together to advance knowledge and develop solutions.
Enabling sustainable transportation requires a holistic approach. It’s not just addressing the modes of transportation we use to travel; it’s the behavioral, economic and policy framework that comprises our transportation system.
Public/private research partnerships offer a unique opportunity to convene diverse areas of expertise to address sustainable transportation. read more>>>