Of the the total energy consumption in the EU, 33% is by the transport sector. The lion’s share of this, (81% in 2017) is for road transport. Thus, there is significant scope in reducing energy use in the road transport sector in our cities.
The purpose of the sustainable mobility session at this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is to raise awareness of the significance of reducing energy and fuel use by the transport sector as a whole and thus make an important contribution to the fight against climate change. Behavioural change towards more sustainable means of transport will also be discussed.
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest luxury cruise operator, emitted nearly 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOX) around European coasts than did all 260 million European cars in 2017, a new analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals. Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world’s second largest, is second, yet four times worse than the European car fleet. SOX emissions form sulphate (SO4) aerosols that increase human health risks and contribute to acidification in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
With 1500 registered participants, EMD 2019 has broken all previous records, including for the biggest ever exhibition, with 105 exhibitors. Walking around offers a glimpse into the exciting opportunities our seas offer – and that plenty of businesses are starting to grasp.
The European Union’s blue economy continues growing. The economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017, with 4 million persons employed, which is an increase of half a million since 2011.
Those figures come from the second edition of the EU blue economy report, published during the annual European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon, on 16 May 2019.
On 9 May, CIVITAS PORTIS was announced as the winner of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Award in the category of ‘Community Outreach: addressing externalities’.