A Comet to ease urban transport problems

The goal behind the City Optimized Managed Electric Transport is simple: to make commuting a clean and convenient experience. Photo by: GET Philippines

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 — an event more commonly known as Rio+20, which marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit held in the same city — noted that “transport and mobility are central to sustainable development.”

The Philippines, where the transport sector contributes to both air and noise pollution, may be an unlikely and perhaps unwitting supporter of sustainable transport.

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    Anna Patricia Valerio

    Anna Patricia Valerio is a Manila-based development analyst focusing on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.

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