During his visit to China, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mr. Neven Mimica witnessed the signature event to launch the EU-funded project “China Green Cities Development Fund” (CGCDF) that will be implemented by KfW. The Vice-Minister of Finance of China Ms. Zou Jiayi also attended the event.
The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of diesel buses used for public transport to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by over 2,000 tonnes per year while limiting distortions of competition.
The SUITS Consortium invites representatives from research institutions and universities, the larger scientific community, transport industry, transport service providers, cities representatives, local regional bodies, national and regional authorities, regulators, policy makers, civil society, media representatives, and public and private research & development (R&D) partners in the field of innovative transport to discuss the challenges associated with capacity building in small- and medium-sized cities.
The population of Oskemen in East Kazakhstan will benefit from the introduction of modern energy efficient diesel buses, which will partially replace the city’s ageing public transport fleet with the help of an EBRD loan.
A new study from Professor Simon Shepherd and Professor Anthony May has predicted the effects driverless cars could have on urban transport systems and public behaviour in the City of Leeds.
Brussels, 12 November 2018: Europe needs an open legislative framework where all solutions contributing to the decarbonization of the transport sector and achieving air quality goals can be assessed on fair terms.
To reach the 2030 targets currently under discussion, engine and vehicle technologies, in combination with low carbon and renewable gaseous fuels, will still have to play an important role in the heavy-duty sector. But the current CO2 tailpipe emissions methodology has to be complemented to consider the contribution from advanced bio and renewable gas.
Natural and renewable gas is an available fuel solution that is ready to play its role today. Renewable gas production is already standard practice, and its availability and vehicle fleet is growing fast.
Therefore, just before the European Parliament’s final vote on the regulation setting CO2 emissions standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges for the inclusion of a new complementary approach.
Urban Transitions 2018 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. Meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.
The event brings together players in the sustainable and intelligent mobility value chain, encouraging exchanges with high added value and promoting innovative projects and the industrial transformation of the territory, based on an exhibition area, conferences, panels and a test area.
Agenda items include transport and environment policies.
A new Innovation Brief from CIVITAS PROSPERITY looks at the regulation of one of the most important recent mobility phenomenons – dockless bike sharing schemes.
A ceramic honeycomb air filter developed by a research team from Corning SAS, France, has won the EU Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air. The European Commission announced the winner of the €3 million award, funded under the EU’s research and innovation programme, today.