Environmental Policy Seminar: Road CO2 Emissions in Asia

Remarks by Peter Marcotullio, Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow, at the United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). His research has focused on urban environmental transitions and globalization and urban change (with a focus on the Asia Pacific), ecosystem approaches to urban and regional environmental planning, and the impacts of urbanization on the environment.

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