Content developed by Climate Reality Project and
Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment
Transportation accounts for approximately 25% of CO2 emissions, and 14% of greenhouse gas emissions globally.
Emissions result directly from the modes we use to transport ourselves and goods -- whether via foot, bicycle, car, bus, train, plane, ship or other. To reduce emissions, we can address the mechanical fleets themselves, by retrofitting existing fleets, choosing less polluting fuels, and buying zero-emission vehicles. We can also reduce emissions by making different choices, such as reducing our travel, and/or combining our travel with other people or activities. Do we need to fly to a meeting or would it be equally effective to have a video call? Can we provide incentives to workers to carpool and take public transit?
In this track, we will explore how our active evaluation and behavior choices, combined with support for transportation modes that move us towards zero emissions, can reduce organizational greenhouse gas contributions and support a healthier transportation sector.
Existing Fleets: Convert to low-carbon fuels, and/or add filters that reduce pollution by 90%+
New Vehicles: Purchase no-carbon vehicles, such as electric vehicles (EVs)
People and Practices: Change mobility routines to reduce greenhouse gases and increase quality of life
Supply Chain: Explore reductions of emissions from movement of materials across your organization's circular value chain
Policies: Advocate for policies supporting greater vehicle efficiency, R&D, infrastructure, incentives, greening the grid, with attention to environmental justice, inclusion and equity