Cars: Clean Them or Crush Them. International Council on Clean Transportation, Clean Air Initiative (Asia), and UC Berkeley

Cars: Clean Them or Crush Them? Kate Blumberg, Research Director,International Center for Clean Transportation Cornie Huizenga, Vice-Chair, Clean Air Initiative, Asia Center Michael O’Hare, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley Lee Schipper, Project Scientist, Global Metropolitan Studies, UC Berkeley Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club Vice President, Moderator The number of cars in the world may double in twenty years to 2 billion if the emerging middle class in India and China get their hands on a new set of wheels. The global economic recession is causing some countries to invest in rail and other cleaner modes of transportation. At the same time, the recession prompted China to to relax regulations on autos to boost its economy. What are the consequences for global climate and quality of life in Asia? What are the alternatives for personal mobility? Will Asian cities choose the problematic western model? How can the US improve its transportation policies and technologies? Is the answer cleaner cars or fewer cars? This program was recorded at The Commonwealth Club on January 22, 2009 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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