In a European first, 2 hydrogen powered bin lorries have been approved for road use and are being rolled out on the streets of Eindhoven, Best and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. With this inauguration, the municipalities are raising the game on zero-emissions waste collection and making their streets quieter and their air cleaner.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
Context Broker is a digital building block for consolidating data and making data-driven decisions in real time, at the right time. The services and support offered by the European Commission’s CEF programme are based on the technical specifications defined by FIWARE, an association for promoting open and interoperable IoT-based smart services.
In an EU context, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11) ‘Sustainable cities and communities’ focusses on progress made in enriching the quality of life in cities and communities, in fostering sustainable mobility and in alleviating adverse environmental impacts.
The final draft legislative text was published in the Council register.
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An EU-funded project is developing user-centric, smart solutions that will help Europe’s expanding urban areas boost their citizens’ quality of life and improve the environment as they grow.
The general objective of this call is to explore how to better engage local governments in delivering EU environmental policy objectives in the areas of air quality, noise, water, waste management, nature and biodiversity.
– Outcome of the European Parliament’s first reading, (Strasbourg, 25 to 28 March 2019)