This paper explores the wealth of options available to national transport policymakers who wish to support more compact and connected urban development, and provides clear inputs on how to prioritise, broadening the focus from facilitating movement, to achieving true accessibility. It outlines different types of transport policy instruments and governance reforms and examines 21 widely discussed interventions – including five that global experts identified as particularly effective for making cities more accessible. It ends with guiding principles for choosing and implementing the options best suited to each national context.
Statement from President Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate:
Michael Bloomberg, Anne Hidalgo, and Eduardo Paes say in The Guardian, "If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact."
To meet the goals of raising living standards, tackling poverty and reducing climate risk together, the scale and speed of change must accelerate, spurred on by cooperation both internationally and between the public and private sectors, write President Felipe Calderón and Lord Nicholas Stern in USA Today.
Acting on climate change can certainly be driven by pure pragmatism: the economics of it are clear, writes Felipe Calderón.
New analysis is finding that bold climate action could yield a direct economic gain of $US26 trillion through to 2030, compared with business=--as-usual.
Governments must build back better after the COVID-19 crisis via inclusive, green and resilient growth, writes Helen Mountford