Borrowing some inspiration from panelist Dr. Alaa Murabit during her remarks at Urban Expeditions, "we forgo the important for the urgent", here are some practical and important actions we can take at the local level to keep the momentum of the Paris agreement moving:
TransMilenio is a bus system with dedicated bus lanes which run through Bogota. Passengers typically reach the stations via a bridge over the street. Usually, four lanes down the center of the street are dedicated to bus traffic. There are both express and local buses, the latter stopping in every station to pick up passengers. The buses are diesel-powered, purchased from such manufacturers as the Colombian-Brazilian company Marcopolo-Superior, German conglomerate Mercedes-Benz, and Scandinavian based companies as Volvo and Scania.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today presented "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," the comprehensive and ambitious report that analyzes the city's climate risks and outlines recommendations to protect neighborhoods and infrastructure from future climate events. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg launched the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency and charged it with recommending steps the City should take to protect against the impacts of climate change.