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February 13, 2020  |  permalink

Brighter Talks #3: Thomas Deloison

(The third episode of “Brighter Talks,” a podcast series by the German plastics giant Covestro I happen to host, is live — and you can listen to it above. A recap of the episode is below.)

We live in a golden age of mobility — more people are moving further and more rapidly around the world. As much as these developments have simplified our way of traveling, they have also created negative externalities. Right now, transportation is the second-greatest source of emissions, meaning 80% of cities today have air quality below the World Health Organization’s recommended level.

In our third episode of Brighter Talks, Thomas Deloison, Director for Mobility at the World Business Council for Sustainable development (WBCSD), discusses which obstacles we face in developing sustainable transport and how we can overcome the limits of our today’s mobility system.

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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