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    Benoit Lefevre, Director of Transport and Climate at EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) program for sustainable transport and urban development, will present a webinar in Spanish on the introduction of the Low Emission Transport Toolkit. Navid Ahdieh, Project Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present the webinar in English.

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  • National and international experts discuss sustainable transport and urban development in India

    Editor’s Note: Watch a live webcast: connectkaro.org/live

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  • Mexico is preparing to pass an Energy Reform bill, which will be one of the greatest determinants of the country’s economic and environmental future. Environmentalists and non-governmental organizations, including EMBARQ Mexico, have drafted the secondary legislation (also known as delegated legislation) that will provide Mexico with the legal framework and implementation guidelines to make its goals for a sustainable energy future a reality.

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  • In the face of an increasing trend towards motorization and car ownership in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff has announced over R$ 50 billion (US$ 21 billion) in federal resources to support urban mobility solutions.

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  • EMBARQ Turkey recently conducted a study on 69 bus lines operated by Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management (IETT) in Istanbul, Turkey. The study aims to understand the interactions of IETT’s 69 bus lines with Istanbul’s other transport modes - including the IDO ferry system, minibuses, and bicycles - with the goal of defining strategies to connect each transport mode and facilitate integrated and high quality service.

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  • EMBARQ China assesses contributing factors and potential solutions to China’s massive air quality challenge

    As severe air pollution grips Beijing, China and the surrounding region, the sharp rise in harmful particulate matter has forced authorities to consider both immediate responses and long-term strategies to combat air pollution.

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  • EMBARQ India, in collaboration with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Government of Karnataka, will be hosting the second edition of its annual conference, CONNECTKaro. The event will be held at the ITC Gardenia in Bangalore, India on March 10 and 11, 2014.

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  • The EMBARQ Network is set to host a “Cities Safer by Design for Allnetworking event at the seventh annual UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum (WUF7), which will be held in Medellín, Colombia from April 5 - 11, 2014. The event will focus on the potential of urban design to make cities safer and more inclusive for all citizens.

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  • EMBARQ and Bloomberg Philanthropies collaborate to improve road safety in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Turkey

    Bloomberg Philanthropies - the charitable foundation of former New York City Mayor and current United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg - released its 2013 Annual Update, showcasing the achievements of its global programs to improve the environment, public health, government innovation, education, and the arts.

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  • Having expanded to six cities, BikeLab projects seek to build a cycling culture across Turkey

    EMBARQ Turkey has worked to improve cycling infrastructure and cycling conditions in Turkey since 2010. As a whole, the team of urban planners and traffic safety experts have made enormous inroads in developing an appealing environment for cyclists by improving intersections, training city officials on bicycle planning, and promoting policies that support non-motorized transport.

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