The European Court of Auditors is currently examining the effectiveness of EU action to reduce the health risks from air pollution. Full article…
Under the banner of “Small Communities, Big Ideas”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum – taking place from 27-29 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal – will prove that size is no limit to innovation in sustainable urban mobility. Many high-profile politicians, stakeholders, and decision makers will present, including, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment of Portugal, José Mendes, Secretary of State for Mobility of Portugal, Carlos Manuel Antunes Bernardes, Mayor of Torres Vedras and Maja Bakran, the Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.
The draft minutes have been revised. The agenda includes items in climate & energy, environment and digital policy.
Amendments 5 – 6 are now available in French.
Across Europe, pioneering initiatives are being developed to drive the shift towards sustainable transport and mobility. Yet sometimes these emerge from small communities where it might not be expected, like an expert group or a small town. Under the banner of “Small Communities, Big Ideas”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum will prove that size is no limit to innovation. The final draft of this year’s programme is now available to read.
Building on year-round work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), this 2-day Forum convenes cross-sector participants from Government, finance, the UN, NGOs and high-level business community to create an unparalleled opportunity to bolster sustainable innovation and bring scale to the emerging green economy.
This timely conference focuses on next steps for decarbonising road transport in the UK, assessing commercial prospects and policy options – and the way forward for innovation in all-electric vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuels. Discussing both private and public transport, it comes in the context of consultation on a new UK Air Quality Plan that puts forward a range of emission reduction measures.
Polis, in cooperation with PASTA project will host the workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” during Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit in Paris. The workshop aims to present the new Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) and city case studies of the use of HEAT to inform sound transport policy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).
Autonomy offers the urban mobility ecosystem an innovative and collaborative platform for thought leaders, innovators, policy makers and public to meet and change the way we move in cities.
Less than two months before UN climate negotiations take off in Bonn, European cities and regions are consolidating alliances with civil society and environmental associations to push climate action forward. The European Committee of the Regions today signed an Action Plan with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and another with Climate Alliance. Both cooperation agreements seek to accelerate the implementation of the Paris .
The Belgian town of Charleroi signed the Covenant of Mayors last December and its Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plan was recently approved by the city council. Full article…