Creating the difference – Environmental Awareness
Our Environmental Vision
Transportation is the fastest growing major contributor to global climate change, accounting for 23% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Many experts foresee a three- to five-fold increase in CO2 emissions from transportation in Asian countries by 2030 compared with emissions in 2000 if no changes are made to investment strategies and policies. This is driven by the anticipated six- to eight-fold increase in the number of light-duty vehicles and a large increase in the number of trucks, which could overwhelm even the most optimistic forecasts of improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency.
Low carbon transportation strategies can be among the least costly ways to reduce GHG emissions when they are designed to reduce the need for travel, to shift trips to often less expensive low carbon modes, and to improve system management by reducing congestion and inefficiency in the use of transport capacity.