In August, Rio de Janeiro announced that it’s the first of 136 cities to meet the requirements of the global Compact of Mayors, meaning they have been keeping track of GHG emissions and are creating an action plan in response. In a Ted Talk, Mayor Paes highlights his next steps for Rio. Using the 2016 Olympics as an investment attraction, Rio has built 4 new Bus Rapid Transit (BTR) lines, expanded the subway, doubled bike lanes, and significantly improved their waste management system.
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