Tag - Sustainable development
Friday 4 December 2009 at 20:48 :: Others
Saturday 5 December 2009 at 22:42 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
We heard how Copenhagen had to achieve new mechanisms for CO2 reduction, as well as setting high targets and agreeing how the transition to a low (...)
Friday 27 November 2009 at 13:26 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Railway companies use large quantities of energy. Some companies generate their own energy and almost all railways organisations have the power to influence their energy mix due to being major purchasers of energy. In some countries it is also possible to opt for (...)
Monday 23 November 2009 at 13:55 :: What is going on?
The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
In November 2009 a team of environmental experts, NGOs and journalist has boarded the Trans Siberian Express in Vladivostok. The trip is a key part of the Train to Copenhagen project and is organised by the Russian Railways (RZD http://eng.rzd.ru/). RZD planned different stops, at Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Novgorod and the team will end their journey in Moscow 10 days later. Each stop is giving the team the (...)
Monday 30 November 2009 at 21:29 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
We would like to give our warmest thanks to the staff onboard, our Russian colleagues in our team and all the colleagues and representatives from the Russian Railways who have hosted our excursions (...)
Sunday 29 November 2009 at 11:37 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Thank you very much for reading this! We hope you find it interesting to follow us during our journey from Kyoto to Copenhagen, and especially now on the Trans-Siberian Railways. To help you keep an overview of our journey, we here give you a quick overview of what we have done during the first seven days thanks to the Russian Railways. You can see more details posted elsewhere on our website. 21 Nov (Day 1): Leaving Vladivostok
Distance to go: 9288 km
Temperature: -12 (...)
Thursday 17 December 2009 at 13:49 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
80 people travelled together by train from Switzerland to Copenhagen, including the Swiss delegation arriving for the high-level segment of COP 15. The participants of the train were welcomed with breakfast at the station by the Danish Railways.
The journey had included meetings and conferences and obviously a good night of sleep because the participants seemed (...)
Wednesday 2 December 2009 at 17:33 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
The main freight cargo transported by rail in Russia today are gas, oil, coal, timber, machines and are parts of buildings.
Sometime during the 1980ties Russia set up the longest freight train ever in the world. It was 17 km long and it had four locomotives in front and two behind to push. (...)
Saturday 20 June 2009 at 09:18 :: Transportation and climate change
Check the emissions of your travel and the travel of the products you buy in the best possible way! EcoPassenger and EcoTransIT are two user-friendly internet tools to compare the energy consumption, CO2- and exhaust atmospheric emissions for planes, cars and trains (and trucks) in Europe. With "the best possible way" we mean the most fair and comprehensive way. The methodology behind the calculations are sound scientific, focusing on a life cycle approach (...)
Tuesday 18 August 2009 at 17:55 :: Transportation and climate change
"Given the role that transport plays in causing greenhouse gas emissions, any serious action on climate change will zoom in on the transport sector".
Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary UNFCCC, Tokyo, January 2009
At the end of 2009 the new climate deal, the successor of the Kyoto Protocol, will be agreed upon during the United Nations Climate Change conference, entitled COP15, in Copenhagen, Denmark (7 (...)