The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change held a conference in Edmonton, Canada earlier this month to discuss recent findings and share insights on the topic of Cities and Climate Change. While cities currently host around half of the world’s population, this share is set to grow to around 64-69% by 2050. This makes cities both a challenge and an opportunity in light of increasing climate impacts and carbon emissions.
The recently launched 2018 Transformative Action Award is now accepting applications, with urban mobility one of the topic areas in focus.
The first work placement between two CIVITAS DESTINATIONS partners recently took place in Funchal, Madeira. From 20-22 February 2018 a representative from the University of Malta (UoM) visited the Regional Agency for Research, Technological Development and Innovation of Madeira (ARDITI).
From 14-18 March 2018, the first edition of the InOut Conference on digital mobility will take place in Rennes (France). This international event will host experts and professionals from the digital and mobility sectors, as well as users.
The Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council Lilyana Pavlova signed today at the National Palace of Culture a sponsorship agreement with BMW Vertriebs GmbH Bulgaria, represented by the company’s manager Mr. Alexander Milanov. The partnership agreement arranges the delivery of two electric cars BMWi3 for the needs of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council 2018.
Together, these two groups of mobility practitioners will form the second Expert Group of SUMP cities. The six-month programmes combine knowledge transfer and testing and assessment with learning on concepts, approaches, tools, and methodologies for SUMP development.