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Environment

Below is the list of IRF Environment Publications

 Image Moving Towards Green Road Infrastructure: Case Studies and Lessons Learned
The publication “Moving Towards Green Road Infrastructure: Case Studies and Lessons Learned” is the result of the IRF Environment Committee’s long search for road projects that integrate sustainability in various stages, including planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation. The case studies are described analytically, and the respective lessons learned are stressed in each case. IRF’s stated intent is to encourage better, greener and more sustainable road systems world-wide. It considers not only the new road projects that are to be constructed (which are becoming more and more scarce in the developed countries), but also the existing roads and motorways, and the way they are operated and maintained. The IRF, through its Environment Committee, aims to promote and advocate environmentally sustainable road infrastructure, through discussion and exchange of knowledge and good practices among the members.

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 Image IRF Bulletin - Environment & Climate Change - Volume II
The response to our call for contributions for the Bulletin has been so overwhelming that we have been inspired to produce the Bulletin in two volumes. This is an auspicious sign of the growing commitment to sustainability being observed throughout our sector, as well as the willingness of IRF members to really 'make a difference'.

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 Image IRF Bulletin - Environment & Climate Change - Volume I
From the first dedicated journal on Environment to this issue on Environment and Climate Change, there have been ten IRF bulletins. Each issue had a focus on safety, reliability, affordability, congestion, sustainable materials and construction traffic management, to name but a few, and together they help to define our understanding of a sustainable transport system.

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 Image Environment Policy Statement
Achieving sound environmental and sustainability outcomes has long been an integral part of International Road Federation (IRF) members’ policy and practice. A landmark Policy Statement now reinforces their resolve to be at the vanguard of efforts to further improve the environmental performance of the road sector.

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 Image Innovative Practices for Greener Roads
This new IRF publication highlights a series of projects, products and practices illustrating exemplary commitment to the environment by our members throughout the world.

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 Image CHANGER - IRF Greenhouse gas Calculator
As we move into the future, better roads must be built by practitioners who are fully aware of the impact of their activities and of the possibilities for reducing that impact. The road infrastructure sector is taking on its responsibility. Willing to help in this global endeavor, the International Road Federation has designed a greenhouse gas calculator – CHANGER - specifically tailored to road infrastructure projects.

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 Image gTKP Thematic CD-ROM
 A collection of selected Environmental & Climate Change documents from the gTKP knowledge library.

 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Environment
The first IRF Bulletin devoted entirely to a single topic - the environment. Whatever image that word conjures up, for road professionals it means one thing - the search for sustainable mobility. In that search, we must stress the things taken for granted - the positive social benefits of roads, access to services and individual mobility.

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Vers des Routes à Bilan Carbone Neutre
Cet article publié dans la revue « Routes/Roads » (PIARC - 1 semestre 2009) présente les travaux et recherches entreprises par La Fédération Routière Internationale (IRF) pour offrir aux entreprises, gouvernements et professionnels de la route un outil d'aide à la décision en matière de réduction des émissions de Gaz à Effet de Serre (GES).

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Leading Roads to Carbon Neutrality
This article describes the International Road Federation (IRF) research program intended to provide corporations, government and road industry professionals with a decision-making calculator tool specifically devoted to reducing emissions from Greenhouse Gases (GG).

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IRF White Paper - Roads and the Greenhouse Effect
The strange and little remarked phenomenon surrounding the “greenhouse effect” is that the solution to the problem appears to reside in giving money to the government through eco-taxes – as if eco-taxes were somehow to eradicate environmental problems. True, these eco-taxes are said to be used to enact ecologically sound policies. If this is the case, the positive impact of public policy on, say, congestion, is yet to be felt.

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Road Traffic Noise
An IRF position paper outlining the road sector's contribution to European noise reduction objectives. (May 2004)

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