Presentation / Webinar
Environment & Climate Change
Eco-Roads for Emerging Economies
This presentation is part of the Transport Power Points – 10 minute briefing series and looks at the potential for use of agricultural and industrial waste products in the road sector.
The Road Transport sector is ‘hooked’ on cement and bitumen for road infrastructure construction. Cement and bitumen are capital, energy and transport intensive products contributing substantially to the global greenhouse gas problem.
World Bank estimates that globally over a billion poor people do not have all-weather basic access. We need to find alternative low-cost, local resource-based, environmentally friendly, sustainable ways to connect these people and develop the national road networks.