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.
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Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-15
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