March 4, 2008

Transportation- Policy, Clinton Foundation

Clinton Foundation
Emily Vernon

Why the Clinton Foundation?
  • Brings together resources and individuals to concentrate the efforts around a certain area or problem. It acts as a catalyst.
  • The ideas of reducing greenhouse gases and improving efficiencies are framed under a business approach.
  • Overall goal is to see action and progression with such topics. Its compiling of numerous websites is a good source for inspiration.
  • The collaborative nature is an important feature for it illustrates that this is a group effort across many different fields.

  • Key Facts: Works with partnerships between organizations, corporations, government, and individuals; Volunteers; Areas of work: health security, economic empowerment, leadership development, climate change, and racial, ethnic, and religious agreement;Specific initiatives: HIV/AIDS, Global, Climate, Hunter Development, Economic Opportunity

    Mission Statement:

    To strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.


    Under certain initiatives, the foundation addresses the subject of transportation.

    A. Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)/Member Commitments

    For this part of the organization, members at the Annual Meeting make a commitment to complete a particular project. Listed below are a couple of commitments.

    1. and Clean Air Taxi Initiatives, 2005

    A project of the Hidary Foundation to create incentives for cities to use more fuel efficient vehicles for taxi services.

    2. Unclog NYC Street and Clean Air, 2006:

    The Environmental Defense is aiming to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in NYC through congestion pricing.

    3. Increasing E85 Capable Vehicles, 2005

    General Motors Corporation has set the standard to increase the number of motor vehicles that can operate on E85 fuel in order to increase the use of renewable resources in vehicles.

    B. Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)

    Seeks to use a business approach when addressing climate change in large cities. This will be done by creating a pool of cities to buy energy efficient products at lower prices, motivate the experts to help create and develop programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create a standard and tool for other cities to work off of as well as share information.

    1. Climate Summit, May 2007, Highlights

    Panel focused on Urban Transit Alternatives and analyzed the cost, benefits, types of fuel, and set to help participant make better choices to manage these systems.


    The website for the climate leadership group, which provides information, solutions, and resources for cities.


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