Fifteen supreme audit institutions (SAIs) from the EU Member States and neighbouring countries have joined forces to produce a joint report on air quality. The report, published today, unfortunately shows that many countries in Europe are failing to meet air quality standards.
They may peck greedily at feeding tables – and have it easier than country birds do in the warmer urban winters – but city birds, it turns out, are in turmoil on the inside.
Building on the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL), the new database provides more detailed information on the cities’ location and size as well as characteristics such as greenness, night time light emission, population size, the built-up areas exposed to natural hazards, and travel time to the capital city.
The EBRD is bringing 35 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Skopje, the capital of FYR Macedonia, in response to the ever-growing demand for cleaner and more sustainable public transport. The new buses will cut CO2 emissions by at least 15 per cent.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) today officially presented its two newest Innovation Communities: EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility.
In these crucial last steps of the negotiation for a final agreement between the European Parliament and Council on the new regulation setting CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges the co-legislators to include a methodology to account renewable gaseous fuel already from 2025 intermediate target.
A technology called Hesop, which significantly reduces energy consumption by trains and metros, is being rolled out around the globe, following successful prototyping within the RE-USE LIFE project. RE-USE ran between 2012 and 2018.
In September, the new CIVITAS and Horizon 2020 project GreenCharge kicked off in Trondheim (Norway).
The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference gathers CityChangers from all over the world, bringing together individuals who are involved in driving change towards more sustainable cities.
A former industrial plant will be reconverted into a multifunctional space reconnected to the rest of the city. The project combines new facilities with heritage building restoration. Energy efficiency measures will lead to lower carbon emissions.