Low Carbon Transport
It is widely accepted that transport is one of the main drivers for the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, transport is responsible for estimated 13% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Increase in transport emissions has been attributed mainly to increasing numbers of light duty vehicles (passenger cars and smaller road freight vehicles) and heavy goods vehicles (larger road freight vehicles).
Development is likely be accompanied by some negative environmental impacts, including an increase in carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels. Our approach is to help better manage carbon emissions arising as a result of transport projects in these areas through the implementation of ‘Carbon Neutral Transport Hubs’.
The concept of a Carbon Neutral Transport initiative to reduce environmental impacts is well established. Some countries have adopted a ‘greenway’ approach to highway and road development - where landscape around road projects is protected so as to maximize on the value of non-monetary benefits of the landscape - i.e. recreation, ecotourism, ecosystem conservation etc. Building on this concept, a carbon neutral transportation hub include systems to both reduce carbon emissions (through energy efficiency and cleaner fuels) and offset carbon emissions (through sequestration and conservation projects), seeking no net gains in the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.
Global Low Carbon Transport Hub
The Hub in Atlanta was strategically established to enhance investments in transport, energy, and telecommunications in the regions where increased development is expected.
Georgia is home the world’s busiest airport, largest airline, the fourth largest university system in the country. No other location gives you easier and faster access to the world and a well-educated workforce.
The Hub Serves Partners Worldwide
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest, offering 2,000 flight operations daily to and from 180 cities throughout the U.S., as well as to Japan, England, France, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Korea, China, Brazil, South Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, India and the Caribbean.
Atlanta is one of only five cities in the U.S. served by three major interstate highways, and also one in five with a rapid rail station inside the airport terminal.
The metro area is the rail center of the South and has become one of the five most important distribution centers in North America.
24 combination passenger and freight carriers and 12 all-cargo carriers serve Atlanta. Major freight handling facilities include two of the largest air cargo buildings in the world.
More than 80% of the U.S. is within a two-hour flight of the CEC Hub, and more than 80% of U.S. markets are within a two-day truck haul.
CEC makes make it easy for you to establish your business in the U.S. and do business in the U.S. and elsewhere. Whether you're searching for assistance for a start-up, a site for your business, or planning a branch expansion or seeking assistance for a start-up, a host of local CEC experts in Atlanta are available with information and support. Contact your local chapter leader for more information.
Low Carbon Transport Project
Inland Navigation Project