Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary



About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Ethanol across America
Ethanol across America

Transport and climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Electric Vehicles in Nepal
Megesh Tiwari discusses the development of the use of electric vehicles in Nepal and current initiatives that are expanding their use across the transport sector. Published May 2006

On the Web

Biofuels to Replace Oil
Video discusses the growth of carbon emissions from transport and the difficulty to find alternatives to the traditional fuels for transport. The European Commission is encouraging the replacement of diesel and petrol by biodiesel and bioethanol - clean, renewable fuels derived from vegetable matter such as rape seed, cereals and sugar beet.

Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Considerations for On-road Transport in Asia
Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Considerations for On-road Transport in Asia is a contribution to the development, by the Asian Development Bank, of a policy framework to guide investments and address energy efficiency and climate change in the transport sector in Asia. Published May 2006

Enviro.aero is supported and financed by the commercial aviation industry under the umbrella of the Air Transport Action Group with the purpose of providing information on industry measures to limit the impact of aviation on the environment.

Ethanol Across America
Ethanol Across America is a grassroots information network that is committed to advancing the production and use of renewable fuel ethanol through education and outreach.

European Federation for Transport and the Environment
The European Federation for Transport and the Environment lobbies for action limit the environmental impact of transport. Site contains news, comment and resources.

Green Economy Initiative
The Green Economy Initiative, launched by the United Nations Environment programme, is designed to assist governments in "greening" their economies by reshaping and refocusing policies, investments and spending towards a range of sectors, such as clean technologies, renewable energies, water services, green transportation, waste management, green buildings and sustainable agriculture and forests.

Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World
Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World, from UNEP, gathers data on employment in different sectors - renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable transportation and organic agriculture - and draws conclusions and recommendations for policy makers, business and industry, workers and trade unions in the context of the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Published October 2008

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is an action and advisory group that aims to take a lead in accelerating the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the United Kingdom and to help ensure that business can benefit from that shift.

Megacities and Climate Change
Megacities and Climate Change, from LEAD International and the Urban Age Programme, explores the linkages between leadership and climate change in a rapidly urbanising world, and aims at promoting a discussion about the trends, challenges and solutions currently underway in different urban settings and in four key areas of urban development: water and sanitation; energy; land use and urban planning, and transport and urban mobility. Published January 2009

National Carbon Calculator
The Guardian's National Carbon Calculator allows you to set United Kingdom policy on energy, transport and other sectors and measure the carbon emissions generated.

SafeClimate Carbon Footprint Calculator
The SafeClimate carbon footprint calculator allows you to determine carbon dioxide emissions from major sources: home energy consumption and transportation by car and plane.

Gateway to sustainable transport, including details of European demonstration projects and successful practices.

Zero Emissions Race
Jules Verne's dream to go around the world in 80 days became a reality a long time ago, but is it possible to make a tour around the world in 80 days with emission-free vehicles? Four Teams from four continents are taking up the challenge.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015