Filling the Data Gaps for Air Quality Management at the UN Global Science – Policy – Business Forum on the Environment

December 2, 2017, Nairobi, Kenya PRESENTATIONS DRAFT WHITE PAPER Governments, multi-lateral organizations, members of the public and other stakeholders are increasingly motivated to take action as a result of a growing understanding of the negative health and environmental effects associated with high levels of air pollution.  Unfortunately, there is a critical lack of air quality data in most developing countries. Countries can take …

World Bank Connections Notes – Transport, Energy, Internet

2017 Connections Notes Connections Note #11 Why Safety Matters for Sustainable Mobility Soames Job (The World Bank) and Hilda Gomez (CAF) Connections Note #10 Universal Access in Urban Areas Jacob Mason (ITDP), Philip Turner (UITP) and Mircea Steriu (UITP) As one of the four global goals framing sustainable mobility in the Global Mobility Report (GMR), universal access in urban areas is the …

Making broadband affordable: Advantages of co-location

April 7, 2016, This is note is part of the Connections series. You can download the PDF version of this note through this link. Synchronizing Installation with Other Public Works to Reach Underserved Areas By Arthur Foch The high cost of extending Internet service beyond urban areas and the relatively low number of potential subscribers has combined to stall the expansion of this enabling …

Social Justice degrees on the rise

Feb 2018 Yes! Magazine excerpt Turnbull: Why did you think it was important for Pacific Oaks to offer social justice degrees and why now? Grant: Today more than ever, we see individuals with passion to be authentic agents of change. But many of them lack the credentials to be invited to the table to create that change. We wanted to fill that …

How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism

The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being. Adrienne Maree Brown posted Feb 01, 2018 in Yes! Magazine “If we are in rhythm with nature, we are in rhythm with ourselves.” —Micah Hobbes Frazier If we pay close attention, we can experience the wonder that emerges from the beauty, magic, miracles and …

The richest 2,000 people on the planet – saw their wealth increase by a staggering $762 billion in just one year. That’s an average of $381 million apiece. They could have wiped out extreme poverty 7x over.

Cause and Effect It’s the first day of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, which means that Oxfam is releasing its annual shame-the-rich report. I’ve been rudeabout this report in the past, because I don’t believe that statistics of the form “the top X has as much wealth as the bottom Y” are particularly enlightening or helpful. After all, according to the standard …

Decarbonising Transport, The Global Mobility Report in Brief

Green Mobility Holger Dalkmann, Alyssa Fischer and Karl Peet Efficiency Lukasz Wyrowski (UNECE) and Baher El-Hifnawi (World Bank) Tracking Sustainable Mobility Muneeza Alam (World Bank) and Julie Powell (UN DESA) Achieving Sustainable Mobility Javier Morales Sarriera (World Bank) and Lewis Fulton (University of California, Davis) Framing Sustainable Mobility By Nancy Vandycke (World Bank) and Jari Kauppila (ITF) Safety Soames Job (World Bank) and Hilda Gomez (CAF) Universal …

SuM4All

The reality of mobility in today’s cities is alarming— especially when measured against the four criteria that define sustainable mobility: Universality of access to economic and social opportunities: cities with effective mobility systems can help people get access to jobs, education, and health services. In Buenos Aires, for example, a resident can access approximately 34% of the jobs in the metropolitan area in …

15 mobility companies embrace the need for pooling and support shared mobility principles for cities

Reuters.com, Ride sharing companies embrace principles for sustainable city transport, By Carey L. Biron Feb 1, 2018 WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a dozen global companies pledged on Thursday to work together on issues cities face as fast-emerging transportation technologies outstrip regulation. Fifteen technology and transportation companies including Uber, Lyft and Zipcar said they will support a framework known …