Public transport contributes approximately 25% of all energy related CO2 emissions worldwide. Electric public transport is a super solution that could reduce 250 million tones of carbon emissions by 2030 and it has a lot more benefits.
If you’re reading this from a city in a high-income country, you have about a one in two chance of breathing in air that exceeds World Health Organization guidelines for air pollution. That’s worrying enough, but if you live in a city in a low- or middle-income country, the chances of breathing in clean air are much slimmer still—97 per cent of cities in these countries do not meet air quality guidelines.
What a year it has been.
For the environment, not a good one. But for youth around the world, an outstanding show of courage, determination and fearlessness.