The Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday agreed to support EUR 6.9 billion of new financing. This includes backing new investment across Europe and around the world to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure.
2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” are opening today – don’t miss them! €318 mln available for new environment and resources projects.
A private taxi firm from London now boasts Europe’s targets zero emission corporate fleet with more hydrogen powered vehicles added this month.
Over the last two years, a co-creative participation process has been set up in each of the six Action Neighbourhoods that form part of CIVITAS SUNRISE.
EESC calls for strong EU budget commitment matched by Member State and private investment
The EESC wants to see the roll-out of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) speeded up and proposes a Commission-led initiative to raise the EUR 100 billion investment needed. It is calling on social partners and governments to ensure a smooth and socially just transition by anticipating the impact of automation and digitalisation, including on educational needs. Safety considerations must play a part in all planning and implementation.
A political agreement on a European tyre labelling was reached yesterday between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The new rules improve and strengthen EU tyre labels enabling European consumers to make better choices and bringing energy savings equivalent to taking 4 million cars off EU roads every year.
By Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
European railways are calling on the European Commission, Parliament and Member States to agree on a strong European Green Deal, one that will help to progressively reduce to net-zero the greenhouse gas emissions from transport and from the wider economy by 2050 at the latest. As the existing green mode of motorised transport – thanks to very low externalities, high degrees of electrification and increasingly zero-carbon operation – they can greatly help greening transport. The European Green Deal should support their contribution.
This will be an opportunity to discuss the future of the leisure boating industry in the coming decade with a focus on environmental and economic sustainability.
TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA takes place in Helsinki, Finland. Themed Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility, TRA2020 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future of mobility and transport.
The Future of Transportation is a world-leading conference on the subject of ‘What Next?’. Our primary theme this year is ‘Do or Die’. That may sound a bit extreme but we either tolerate change and disruption now or face a total crisis in 10-20 years’ time. Cities are already gridlocked; inter-urban motorways and autobahns have miles of queuing trucks and cars; air quality in many cities is already at crisis point. In some instances, the latter in particular, solutions are starting to be realised. However, the broader issues of gridlock and undercapacity in transportation networks are a long way from being remedied.
EIT Urban Mobility is pleased to welcome you to their Inauguration Event, which will take place on 19 November at the Central Agora of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
This Inauguration Event is a key moment for EIT Urban Mobility as it represents the official start of our Innovation Community and its activities in 2020.