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31 May 2018

Building greener and more liveable cities: the role of zero emission construction sites

European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment organizes the EU Green Week, an annual opportunity for cities to debate and discuss European environmental policy. EU Green Week 2018 will take place from 21 to 25 May with the theme of 'Green Cities for a Greener Future' and it will be all about making Europe's cities greener. The week will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain).

16 May 2018

Transport for today and tomorrow: the importance of making travel easier

The growing urban population will inevitably increase traffic congestion. And with cities being responsible for 75 per cent of global CO2 emissions, this creates a great need to expand public transportation systems to ensure sustainable mobility. Public transport is an essential part of tackling both pollution and congestion, and travelling by public transport needs to be an easy choice.

Transport operators prepare for further digitalisation before end of 2018

New research from IRU has revealed the challenges European transport operators face, and highlights the potential for digital solutions and services to unlock industry opportunities.
While IRU’s findings are overall positive, 35 per cent of respondents say they have no plans to invest in digital solutions in the next six months. This suggests that there are pockets of the industry yet to embrace new technologies, who risk being left behind.
Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General at IRU, commented: “Our role to support road transport in becoming more sustainable has never been more important. This event brings together some of the leading innovators in road transport, including Daimler, DKV Euro Service, TomTom and Wtransnet, to share insights and experiences with the businesses running road transport services on the ground.”
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Oslo uses climate budget and procurement strategy to tackle GHGs

ICLEI Member Oslo's (Norway) 2018 ‘climate budget’  has identified procurement as a key focus area in a wide-ranging environmental strategy aimed at significantly reducing the city’s GHG emissions by 2020.

Karlsruhe: ensuring the success of future urban mobility

More people are now living and working in cities. With the current trend of urbanisation, the importance of cities and urban areas continues to grow. Due to this, cities are facing ever greater social challenges in respect of the environment, transport and social cohesion.

8 May 2018

Additional support for alternative fuels in Czech Republic

The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic will support the construction of CNG filling stations for freight vehicles with 50 million CZK, LNG and hydrogen stations will follow.