Sustainable transport development

We cannot imagine our life without transport, but transport is one of the greatest air polluters on the planet – it causes about one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. More and more cities face the problem of air pollution mostly caused by raising of the amount of private vehicles. After all, cars are the major air polluters in the cities. The part of automobile emissions in some cities is about 90% of the general atmosphere polluters. Modern cars produce the cocktail that consists of more than 200 harmful compounds.

Transport, environment and health protection

The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP), established in 2002 by the Member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe). THE PEP aims to support healthier and more environmentally friendly transportation in the Pan-European region through the implementation of integrated and concrete policy actions involving the transport, health and environmental sectors.


Jules Verne's dream of traveling around the world in 80 days has come true long time ago. But is it possible to drive around the world the cars that produce no harmful emissions?
The longest and the greenest trip in the human history started in summer of 2010 and breaking 28 000 km of roads of Europe, Asia, North America and Africa ended on February 28, 2011. The race’s main goal was to show that electric car is a reliable and effective vehicle, that is able go through deserts, over mountains no matter the condition of road and weather is.

Car Free Day (some history)

On September 22nd all car owners are offered to leave their private cars on parking lots or in the garage and, thus, celebrate Car Free Day. Its goal is to lower exhaust gas emissions in the city air even for some time, to muffle the voice of the streets so people would have an opportunity to hear each other better (the sound background on the streets free of cars, in average, lowers down by 5 decibels).

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