UN summit next week for sustainable transport

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New Delhi, Oct 8 | Ahead of the crucial climate change conference in Glasgow, the UN will next week raise ambition for a transport revolution that can help tackle the climate emergency.

With the transport sector contributing approximately 25 per cent of all direct greenhouse gas emissions, there is a renewed sense of urgency for achieving sustainable transport globally — transport that is safe, green, efficient and accessible.

The UN Sustainable Transport Conference, hosted by China from October 14 to 16, will be an opportunity to highlight concrete solutions for developing transport systems that will effectively respond to the climate crisis.

In addition to its impact on the environment, the transport sector has also contributed to 1.35 million deaths every year in traffic accidents worldwide. Over 1 billion people globally still lack adequate access to an all-weather road and in many cities, public transport remains unsustainable, unsafe, inefficient, inaccessible or unaffordable — a situation that is particularly affecting people living in poverty.

The UN Sustainable Transport Conference will provide a roadmap for achieving transport systems that are designed to help protect the environment, while opening economic opportunities and improving health and well-being.

It will focus on the opportunities and challenges for all modes of transport — road, rail, aviation and waterborne — and provide concrete solutions for achieving sustainable transport worldwide.

The conference will be hybrid and will consist of plenary sessions, a ministers’ forum, a business forum and a science, engineering and technology forum.

At the heart of discussions will be the links between achieving sustainable transport and economic recovery, climate mitigation and other issues.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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