Across Europe, cities are accelerating their transformation towards cleaner, friendlier places able to respect and use resources more efficiently. IRIS – Integrated and Replicable solutions for co-creation in Sustainable cities – is proud to be identified at the forefront of this change and announce itself as the newest addition to the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) lighthouse projects. At the heart of the project, IRIS is organised around five key challenges − energy positive districts, smart energy management and a smart e-mobility sector, a digital city innovation platform, plus citizen engagement and co-creation − with a mix of 16 targeted solutions supporting their delivery.
The European Commission recently published a study on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) that aims to assist policy makers in their implementation. UVARs are measures that regulate vehicular access to urban infrastructure. Examples include congestion charging, low-emission zones (LEZ), and restrictions on certain types of vehicles.
The SUMP Award is presented alongside the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award. Nonetheless, each award has separate objectives, whilst remaining complementary.
The deadline for submitting an application is 3 November 2017.
pirimiphos-methyl (ISO); O- [2- (diethylamino) -6-methylpyrimidin-4-yl] O, O-dimethyl phosphorothioates/ trinexapac-ethyl (ISO); ethyl 4- [cyclopropyl (hydroxy) methylene] -3,5-dioxocyclohexane carboxylates/ 1,2,4-triazoles/ 3- (difluoromethyl) -N-methoxy-1-methyl-N- [1- (2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) propan-2-yl] -1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide; pydiflumetofen/ 3- (difluoromethyl) -1-methyl-N- (3 ‘, 4′, 5’-trifluorobiphenyl-2-yl) pyrazole-4-carboxamide; fluxapyroxad
Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts comments ahead of the EU Council summit.
Methyl-1H-benzotriazole/ dimethomorph (ISO); 4-(3-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)acryloyl)morpholine/ chlorpropham (ISO); isopropyl 3-chlorocarbanilate/ 3-aminomethyl-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexylamine/ Melamine
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Published in October 2017, the brochure on Circular Procurement provides an introduction to the European policy framework and practical guidance to those involved in public procurement decisions. The guidance is complemented by good practice experiences from across Europe demonstrating how circular economy principles are being employed in public procurement. Full article…
Berlin, 17 October 2017 – Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been confirmed by a recent study jointly released by Corepla, the Italian Consortium for Collecting, Recycling, and Recovering Plastic Packaging, the Italian Composters Consortium (CIC), and Assobioplastiche, the Italian Bioplastic and Biodegradable and Compostable material Association. The study focused on the effects of biodegradable plastics on plastics recycling streams in Italy, where all single-use carrier bags have to be compostable (according to the European standard EN 13432) since 2011. Full article…