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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

Commissioner Bulc at COP24 summit: 'Cities should make sustainable choices as attractive as possible'

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The COP 24 climate summit in Katowice featured 'Transport Day' to discuss how mobility solutions can help keep global warming under a 1.5°C increase. Transport currently accounts for a quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 12 Dec 2018

Sum4all launches a Review of International Agreements, Conventions and other Instruments to Achieve Sustainable Mobility

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The Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative presents A Review of International Agreements, Conventions and Other Instruments to Achieve Sustainable Mobility, a report which takes stock of existing international instruments—whether legally binding or non-binding and involving one or multiple modes of transport—and maps them against global goals. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in five European cities

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A set of fact sheets have been launched that showcase innovative mobility measures currently being implemented in Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), and Turku (Finland). They have been produced as part of the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Covenant of Mayors webinar - Financing sustainable mobility

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are hosting a webinar on financing sustainable mobility. If you're a city, region or province aiming to contribute towards the fight against climate change or air pollution through sustainable mobility, this webinar will offer a broad insight into the tools you need to employ. Alternatively, if you're a local authority already implementing activities on sustainable mobility, attend the webinar to learn more about financial tools and solutions.  

By rswa178 / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Call launched for cities to join next round of SUMPs-Up learning programme

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has opened a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). This will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement. The application deadline is 12.00 CET on 11 January 2019.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

ITF releases 'Safer City Streets: Global Benchmarking for Urban Road Safety'

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Safer City Streets, the worldwide traffic safety network for liveable cities recently published its first global benchmark of urban road safety. The data, collected from 31 cities in 20 countries reveals striking differences in road safety performance between cities.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Jan 2019

Accessible Europe: Cities pioneering transport for people with reduced mobility

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In recognition of their duty to enable all residents and visitors to enjoy historic wonder and cultural heritage to its fullest potential, several European cities have made a concerted effort to champion accessibility for those with reduced mobility. The cities of Chester (UK), Viborg (Denmark) and Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) have all taken noticeable steps in recent years to pioneer accessibility and have since been awarded for their triumphs with the Access City Awards, an EU initiative celebrating equal access cities.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 27 Nov 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 Nov 2018

Europe to be given equal billing in an EV charging company's electric car grid plan

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A Silicon Valley-based company, who supply charging hardware and software and run one of the world’s largest electric vehicle charging station grids, plan to divide a considerable expansion scope equally between United States (its home market) and Europe, according to the firm’s chief executive. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Nov 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Webinar - “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”

As part of its package of learning activities for mobility practitioners, CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is organising its first webinar on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET.

This will look at the topic of “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”. It will include a detailed presentation from the project's SUMP experts on the best tools to assist with the process of beginning a SUMP.

Following this, Kristina Gaučė from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, will present a case study on their experiences of starting up the SUMP process.

The agenda can be found below.