Future of the Environment

Planes, trains and (big) automobiles: How heavy transport can reduce emissions and save money

Transport is a huge environmental polluter. Image: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Delger Erdenesanaa

Communications Specialist, World Resources Institute

Faustine Delasalle

Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and Director, Energy Transitions Commission

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