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Climate Solutions

What are the most effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing, and eventually reversing climate change? The stories below illustrate how people around the world are implementing climate change solutions aligned with Project Drawdown, a research organization that ranks current solutions to climate change by impact. This month we are highlighting innovations in the transportation sector. Personal and commercial transportation — which includes road transport, aviation, shipping, rail, and pipeline — are responsible for about 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Solutions to this growing sector focus on shifting to alternative modes of mobility, enhancing efficiency of engines, and electrifying vehicles. They have the potential to not only curb pollution and save governments and individuals money, but they can also create a more equitable community that’s accessible to all of its residents.

  • Bicycling and pedestrian-oriented development
  • Public transportation
  • Transport and storage
  • Urban planning
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    Make Way for the ‘One-Minute City'

    Make Way for the ‘One-Minute City'
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    The train carriage for stray pets

    The train carriage for stray pets
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    New York's Real Climate Challenge: Fixing Its Aging Buildings

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    Could Carbon Dioxide Be Turned Into Jet Fuel?

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    An urban farm nourishes the poorest part of Philly as its growers fight to keep the land

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    How sunshine can make the railways greener

    How sunshine can make the railways greener
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    Gamification in Urban Planning: Participation Through Minecraft

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    Chennai Ran Out of Water — But That's Only Half the Story

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    9 Reasons to Eliminate Jaywalking Laws Now

    9 Reasons to Eliminate Jaywalking Laws Now
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    How Oakland Got Real About Equitable Urban Planning

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    A tiny house, a big step

    A tiny house, a big step
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    Do We Need Police To Curb L.A.'s Traffic Violence? Some Cities Are Saving Lives Without Them

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    This revolutionary housing reform bill out of Portland would bring relief to tons of Philadelphians

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    The buildings heated by human warmth

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    Rural California Transit Agency Reinvents Itself During COVID

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    Project Uses AI to Maximize Meal Delivery to Students in Need

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    Bogotá Is Building its Future Around Bikes

    Bogotá Is Building its Future Around Bikes
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    Bellevue uses AI technology to identify problem intersections and make them safer

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    How Europe's Greenest Capital Is Saving City Trees

    How Europe's Greenest Capital Is Saving City Trees
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    How Urban Planning Keeps Cities Segregated—and Maintains White Supremacy

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    How the ‘15-Minute City' Could Help Post-Pandemic Recovery

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    Behind the Accidentally Resilient Design of Athens Apartments

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    Could leaving 'room for the river' help protect communities from floods?

    Could leaving 'room for the river' help protect...
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