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5 ways green transport puts us on track for an equitable, sustainable recovery

'Transport is a key sector in need of big changes, comprising 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 24% of carbon emissions.' Image: Unsplash/Rich Smith

Ben Welle

Acting Director, Urban Mobility, and Director, Integrated Transport & Innovation, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

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