A three-pronged approach to reducing transport emissions provides a useful framework: Reduce, shift and improve. Reducing the need to move people and goods would go a long way towards avoiding emissions. This could be achieved by shortening the length of global and domestic supply chains and encouraging localisation. Localisation includes growing food and goods closer to where you buy it, decentralised transport hubs, branch lines and local manufacturing. Changing the way we use and plan land would contribute to cities where people can accomplish more while travelling less. Shifting the nature of transport would also reduce emissions. Private passengers could shift to public transport, air travel to high-speed rail, and road freight to rail, sea and waterways. Finally, improved fuel and vehicle technologies as well as energy efficient electric vehicles, powered by renewable energy, would support reduced emissions from the sector.
The A to B Challenge: CT's First Low Carbon Race
The A to B Challenge builds on WWF’s concept of a low-carbon challenge that entailed teams competing to travel from the central city to Langa using any form of low-carbon transport.
Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-15
Teams navigated this year's National Earth Hour Capital, City of Tshwane, using public transport and competing for the lowest carbon footprint.
The A to B of low carbon transport
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WWF Freight Transport Model Technical Manual
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Passenger Transport Sector in Gauteng: an investigation per income group
Emissions mitigation in passenger transport
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Ready – Steady – Go Green in WWF’s low-carbon race this Transport Month
A new low-carbon transport competition is coming to Johannesburg in the form of WWF's EcoMobility ...
City of Tshwane takes on carbon emissions with Earth Hour Capital Challenge
The Earth Hour Capital Challenge is aimed at raising the profile of public transport as a means to ...
Transitioning South Africa to a low-carbon economy
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Transport Month: shifting gears for the environment
This October, in the month dedicated to all things transport related, WWF-SA hopes to raise ...