Across the EASST region, CO2 emissions are expected to rise substantially by 2030 unless policy and behavioural changes take place immediately.
EASST is working to promote eco-driving across the region. We have developed a training programme that is growing quickly in popularity to help businesses and individuals drive more responsibly to reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions whilst also saving money.
Safe and Sustainable Streets
Taking a people-centred approach to mobility and street design is not only safer and more environmentally sustainable, it is also proven to improve economic development and support a vibrant way of life.
Using the NACTO Global Designing Cities methodology, EASST is supporting its local partners to conduct street transformations based on a people-centred approach, prioritising pedestrians, cyclists and the use of accessible public transport.
Many cities across the EASST region have problems with traffic congestion and a dominant ‘car culture’, which plays a significant role in the rising levels of air pollution and road traffic collisions.
Promoting alternatives to motorised transport, such as cycling, and development of safe cycling infrastructure is one way in which local authorities can begin to combat this problem. As such, a number of our EASST partners are implementing projects aimed at training young people on the benefits of cycling, and why it’s important to stay safe while out on their bikes as well as lobbying local governments to set up safe cycling routes through their cities.
Air pollution contributed to around 6.5 million deaths globally in 2015.
Over 90% of the population in the EASST region are exposed to air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines.
Around 300 million children live with dangerously toxic levels of air pollution globally, with vehicle emissions a key contributor.
EASST and the EBRD develop new road safety audit training curriculum at the Tajikistan Technical University.read more
Sustainable Mobility News
For the first time, pedestrian safety issues and people-centered city design are being raised in Kyrgyzstan.
The ACM’s Tatiana Mihailova joins NACTO as a Knowledge-Exchange Fellow to extend the geographical range of their Global Designing Cities methodology across the EASST region.
Gela Kvashilava writes about the need for more investment in public transport in Tbilisi as a priority for safe and sustainable mobility.
High-level global conference to facilitate a renewed joint-effort by MDBs to make roads safe and halve road deaths by 2020.