Posts by Chuck Kooshian

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Are Transport NAMAs the Key to NDCs?

Transport mitigation actions can be complicated, and their effects are notoriously hard to measure. Successful transport Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are programs that have overcome these challenges and offer valuable lessons about how to link on the ground actions with national GHG-reduction commitments. CCAP and GIZ hosted a session on November 13th that took... continue reading »

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Colombia Transit Oriented Development NAMA Selected for Funding

Today at the UNFCCC 19th Conference of Parties (COP) in Warsaw, the joint Germany-UK NAMA Facility announced the funding of the world’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA in Colombia. CCAP will partner with Colombian Development bank FINDETER to deliver $20 million (USD) in technical and financial resources to catalyze the building of TOD neighborhoods in... continue reading »

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NAMA colombiana de Desarrollo Orientado al Transporte seleccionada para recibir financiamiento

El 15 de noviembre, en la décimo novena conferencia de las partes (COP) de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (UNFCCC) celebrada en Varsovia, el Fondo internacional para financiamiento NAMA de Alemania y el Reino Unido anunció que entregaría fondos a la primera Acción Nacionalmente Apropiada de Mitigación (NAMA, por su... continue reading »

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Smaller Mexican Cities Making Big Changes in Transportation Systems

Compared to Greater Mexico City’s population of more than 20 million, Zacatecas and Durango are small-time players. Yet these cities in the northern Chihuahuan desert region have big ideas when it comes to improving their transportation systems and solving transport problems similar to those faced by many cities around the country. In September, CCAP visited... continue reading »

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Implementing Vertical NAMAs to Reduce Transportation GHGs

As part of the second Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) dialogue in Asia, Transportation Policy Analyst Chuck Kooshian presented “A Vertical NAMA for Sustainable Urban Development.” He discussed the importance of urban form (i.e. the physical layout and design of a city) in reducing energy use from transportation and some of the possible hurdles involved... continue reading »

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CCAP Goes to Ciclovía

Bogotá, Colómbia is the birthplace of the Ciclovía (bike path in English), a weekly civic event in which streets ordinarily used by cars are turned over to non motorized forms of transportation.  A city of nearly 7 million people closes off 118 kilometers of road every Sunday morning so the public can enjoy a few hours... continue reading »

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Modern Models

In the environmental world, transportation models occasionally get a bad rap. However, if enough time is spent weighing the various factors that are incorporated in these models, the product can be extremely useful. Modern transportation models have a lot to offer in an environmental and economic context, as they depict much more than traffic and... continue reading »

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DC Region Growing Wealthier Thanks to Transit

WMATA recently released a summary of a study it commissioned to look at the benefits that transit has brought to the Washington metropolitan region.  I was a member of the (unpaid) steering committee that gave advice on how the study should go about doing this. When the study was getting started, CCAP had just released... continue reading »

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