Lecture: How NYC Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Stop Global Warming

Todd Litman, Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute will speak about his latest report, Win-Win Emission Reduction Strategies (pdf), which demonstrates how smart transportation strategies can achieve Kyoto emission reduction targets and help address problems such as traffic congestion, accidents and inadequate mobility for non-drivers.

Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems.


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