As EVs are promoted as green alternatives, we are likely to see an increase in the number of private electric vehicles. This is certainly not a development towards sustainable transport, as our road congestion and road crashes rates will remain unchanged. These will then impact on meeting our city's long-term mobility goals. In addition, EV charging stations will also occupy valuable public spaces. The conversation around the promotion of EVs needs to consider and actively address these factors.
Soumithra M S is a researcher with the Consumer Protection team. She has a Masters in English Studies with a minor focusing on Development Studies from IIT Madras. Her hobbies include reading, writing, listening to music and binge watching TV series.
A handout created for children to mark Green Action Week 2023. The handout teaches children about what is wrong with single-use plastic, and how they can take simple steps to reduce the use of plastic in their daily lives. This handout is free to download and distribute under the Creative Commons license.
The amount of ice lost in the Swiss glaciers in the past two years is equivalent to what was lost over the entire three decades from 1960 to 1990. In these two years, the glaciers have lost nearly 10% of their total ice. #ClimateChange #ActNow
Transitioning to non-fossil fuel based forms of energy and transport are key in reducing emissions. This edition of St(o)ppwatch brings you news on climate justice, EVs, the public health crisis arising from the climate crisis and much more!
Worried that you AC usage is raising your power bill? This poster provides simple tips to optimise your AC usage. These posters are free to download and distribute under creative commons license.
Cities produce 70% of global carbon emissions, driven by transport, buildings, energy & waste. Collaboration among governments, organizations, communities, and businesses is vital to create eco-friendly urban areas for a sustainable future. #WorldHabitatDay #UrbanOctober
Our modern lifestyles (processed foods, little exercise) combined with our poor awareness of heart health explains much of the increase we are seeing in killer heart attacks. Processed foods contain excessive amounts of sodium, sugars and trans fats - each of these is a danger to your heart. Be kind to your heart by reducing your consumption of processed foods. We continue to ask for Front of Pack warning labels on processed foods that will help consumers make healthy food choice. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldHeartDay
According to Study Finds Org, 70% of respondents are open to changing their travel duration due to #ClimateChange by 2060, with some considering adjusting their trip timing. This will significantly impact the tourism and travel industry in the decades to come.