Return To Car Use Neither Healthy Nor Sustainable, Says United Nations

To meet international climate change obligations, governments will instead have to fund and promote “more environmentally sound, healthy ‎and sustainable” forms of mobility, “particularly bicycle use.”   Source: Return To Car Use Neither Healthy Nor Sustainable, Says United Nations

Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

How will cities carefully emerge from their coronavirus quarantines once lockdown measures are relaxed? That question might seem premature in the U.S., but in places where the virus struck earlier, cities are working out strategies for a return to something approaching normal urban life. Source: Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis Could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say

By Ian Morse For the first time last August, indigenous groups felt the global community was taking seriously their potential contributions to climate crisis policy. Indigenous peoples have long been labeled among the “most vulnerable” to climate impacts, but considering the local knowledge accumulated over millennia was another question, scientists and native groups have saidContinue reading “Indigenous Solutions to Climate Crisis Could Lie in Archaeology, Experts Say”

London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown, says TfL

Mayor and agency planning fast-track new cycle routes and wider pavements Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Cycling in London could increase tenfold and pavements could be widened to allow for physical distancing and queueing outside shops, under plans to overhaul the capital’s streets post-lockdown. Source: London cycling could increase tenfold afterContinue reading “London cycling could increase tenfold after lockdown, says TfL”

Barclays makes first investment under new Sustainable Impact Capital initiative in SaveMoneyCutCarbon

Barclays has today announced a significant equity investment in SaveMoneyCutCarbon, the digital aggregator that provides a unique marketplace focused on sustainability, offering cost-effective products and solutions to businesses and consumers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable. Source: Barclays makes first investment under new Sustainable Impact Capital initiative in SaveMoneyCutCarbon

This is climate tech

Heather Clancy Wed, 04/22/2020 – 01:50 Since mid-March, as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic infected certain sectors of the U.S. economy, more than 200 U.S. startups have cut thousands of jobs . While they’re not immune to the forthcoming fiscal challenges, entrepreneurs developing solutions for addressing climate change — from agtech to decarbonizationContinue reading “This is climate tech”

How is Disney going to imagineer itself out of this one?

The Walt Disney Company just shared how much it thinks the coronavirus pandemic has cost its business so far. Today the Walt Disney Company reported $18.01 billion in revenue and earnings of 60 cents per share for its fiscal second quarter of 2020, missing analysts’ profit estimates. Source: How is Disney going to imagineer itselfContinue reading “How is Disney going to imagineer itself out of this one?”

Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

Last year, the fiscal management control board of MBTA, Boston’s regional transit agency, faced a critical decision. With area commuters enduring the worst car traffic in the United States, would the board greenlight a multi-billion-dollar revamp of its traditional commuter rail network, expanding it to offer bi-directional “regional rail” service every 15 minutes? Source: WillContinue reading “Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?”