February 22, 2010

Enrique Peñalosa at Rio de Janeiro’s Climate Change Action Plan Launch

Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and ITDP Board President, participated in the launch of Rio de Janeiro’s Climate Change Action Plan on July 27, 2009. That plan envisions an 8 % reduction in greenhouse gases by 2012, a 16 % reduction by 2014, and a 20 % reduction by 2020. Mr. Peñalosa told decisionmakers and journalists at the event that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and bicycles could improve mobility in Rio and greatly reduce emissions from the transport sector. 

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