Climate change and drug trafficking [are] the two main threats to stability and global security Danilo Medina, president of Republica Dominicana. During his speech at the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), President Danilo Medina described climate change and drug trafficking as the two main threats to stability and global security. In both … [Read more...] about This is how the transport sector is being affected by climate change
Implications for Shared Urban Mobility for Latin American Countries Transportation is arguably experiencing its most transformative revolution since the introduction of the automobile. Concerns over climate change and equity are converging with dramatic technological advances. Although these changes – including shared mobility, automation, and electrification – are rapidly … [Read more...] about The Future of Urban Mobility
Trends and Governance Issues We are now in the midst of a highly transformative phase for transport and mobility. Attempting to look into the crystal ball, either the disruptive and gig economy enabled mobility revolution is upon us, or the rumours of the death of the private car are greatly exaggerated. It is thus important to distinguish between hype and uncertainties. … [Read more...] about Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility
The future of paying for public transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region Monday morning, you get on the bus to go to work, realize your bus card is in the other jacket. You frantically search for your wallet and luckily find the exact amount to pay for the fare while other passengers look at you angrily, impatiently waiting for the bus to move. The next time this … [Read more...] about No cash, no card, no problem
Caribbean islands face significant competitive disadvantages in trade because of a variety of factors — including the size and nature of their economies and their geographic location, which necessitates a reliance on maritime and air transport for most of their import and export needs, with 90 percent of goods being transported by sea. At the same time, maritime transport … [Read more...] about Short-sea shipping: A solution to Caribbean logistics challenges?