‘Kentlerde kirliliğin yüzde 15’i ulaşımdan kaynaklanıyor’

Bu yılki teması ‘Herkes İçin Sıfır Emisyon’ olarak belirlenen Avrupa Hareketlilik Haftası kapsamında 81 ilden belediyeler ulaşımın hava kalitesi üzerindeki etkilerini masaya yatırdı. Günümüzde hava kalitesinin korunması, insan sağlığı ile ilişkili en önemli çevre konularının başında geliyor. Dünyada her 10 kişiden 9’u kirli hava soluyor ve yılda 8 milyon insan hava kirliliğinin sebep olduğu hastalıklardan…

The stunning impact of COVID-19 social distancing on air pollution

With millions of people sheltering in place across the San Francisco Bay Area, the daily ebb and flow of urban life has come to a sudden halt. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many patterns and placed tremendous strain on medical, economic, political and social systems. The corresponding drop in regional traffic, along with reduced industrial…

“Koronavirüsü, kendimizi izole edeceğimiz bir geleceğin önizlemesidir.”

Yazan: Will OREMUS Çeviren: Hande Yetkin Kaynak: https://yesilgazete.org/blog/2020/03/17/koronavirusu-kendimizi-izole-edecegimiz-bir-gelecegin-onizlemesi/ Haftanın her günü sabah 8.45’te dört yaşındaki oğlumu kreşe bırakıyor, ona sarılarak vedalaşıyor ve eve dönüyorum. Bu genellikle evden ayrılmak durumunda kaldığım son an oluyor ve sonrasında 17.15’te oğlum ve eşim eve dönene kadarki süreçte odayı başka bir insanla paylaşmıyorum. Bu durum hayatımı kısmen yalnız geçirdiğim anlamına…

UK Cities Can Save Dough by Switching Out Diesel Garbage Trucks for Electric

Local authorities will ultimately save money by switching from diesel-powered garbage trucks to electric trucks, according to new research from environmental consultancy Eunomia. Switching to electric trucks would also reduce UK greenhouse CO2 emissions by 290 kilotonnes per year and reduce air pollution within individual constituencies, according to the organization’s cost-benefit analysis of switching to…

6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020

Circular economy approaches advanced in 2019, particularly for plastics and packaging. The explosion of media interest in the ocean plastics crisis has driven both consumers and regulators to seek action. Companies are responding with new strategies to reduce waste. “There’s a stronger sense of urgency in the consumer products and retail space to move more…

How cities and states can get more zero-carbon vehicles on the road

States have started to put together the policy building-blocks for decarbonization of their economies. The federal government — and states that have lagged behind — can follow their lead in setting carbon emission targets, mandating renewable energy use, upgrading electric grid technology, improving energy efficiency and various other areas laid out in earlier installments of…

6 inspiring city stories

Looking for a quick dose of urban inspiration? From Helsinki to Belgrade, Vancouver to Cape Town, here’s your fix of city stories packed with ideas, images and can-do attitude! 1. Urban inequality in pictures These aerial photos by Johnny Miller @millefotosa offer a stark visual reminder of the economic, social – and physical – divisions…

Tips for making CO2 a KPI for freight transportation

Driven by increasing volumes of goods moving through supply chains across the globe, demand for freight transportation is expected to triple over the next few years. If we continue shipping goods as we do today, freight emissions will surpass energy as the most carbon-intensive sector by 2050, doubling carbon emissions by 2050. Despite these grim predictions, there is a…

4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive

Cities across the world have pledged to take action on climate change, including planning for more sustainable forms of transportation. But many cities, as we’ve previously noted, lack the data and information necessary to track and monitor their progress. This data provides valuable examples of transportation patterns and needs, allowing cities to plan mitigation actions…