The Chinese government is dedicated to getting its electric vehicle market off the ground. But nurturing a new, globally competitive industry requires more than political will.
As urban populations surge worldwide, cities must work together with national governments to create environmentally and financially sustainable urban transport systems.
Washington and Beijing should take their bilateral cooperation on climate change to the next level by implementing projects to help cities reduce their carbon emissions.
The International Energy Agency's special report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, seeks to bring climate change back into the spotlight and provide analysis and insights intended to support great climate action by all nations.
Cities, which account for 75 percent of Europe’s population and generate 85 percent of its GDP, have an important role to play in helping to meet key climate-change and economic targets.
Government, oil companies, and consumers must all bear a share of the burden if air pollution in China is going to be effectively tackled.
Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year is consumed by transportation. Any effective strategy to meet U.S. and global climate protection goals therefore requires that oil consumption in the transport sector be significantly reduced.
China’s current transportation development plans call for huge numbers of new airports, but building them looks to be untenable, both economically and environmentally.
Transportation energy taxes, when applied along the supply chain, can better allocate the costs of burning fuels, encourage efficiency, raise money for the U.S. transportation system, and help the planet.
Beijing's new fuel emission standards make the city a leader in improving China's air quality.