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Clean and energy-efficient vehicles, such as hybrid/electric buses and cars, aim to reduce greenhouse and other pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and fossil fuel dependency.

Exhaust gas treatment systems, alternative drive trains and the use of alternative fuels and energy storage systems can improve the environmental record of vehicles. Besides technical interventions, promotional and procurement initiatives can accelerate the uptake of low-emission vehicles.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 11 Jan 2019

A new guide to cutting emissions from taxis and private hire vehicles has been published

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A new guide has been published in the UK by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and Energy Saving Trust (EST) that provides guidance to operators and local authorities on ways to reduce road transport emissions from taxis and private hire vehicles.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Week

This year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is returning for its fourteenth edition. EUSEW is dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and this year’s theme is 'Shaping Europe’s energy future'.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 to focus on shaping Europe's energy future

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Since 2006, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has been recognising innovations and supporting the movement towards a low-carbon future, and this year it is returning with the theme: 'Shaping Europe's energy future'.

By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Jan 2019

Apply to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility by 21 January 2019

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As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019. The call to join these is now open, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Jan 2019

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Accelerating investments into sustainable energy and climate adaptation are important to ensure a climate-neutral Europe in the long-term and prepare our cities and regions for the threats and risks of climate change already known today.

This event, run by the Covenant of Mayors, presents 30 successful projects in six thematic parallel strands of dedicated interactive workshops featuring:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 Dec 2018

Smart Transport Conference

Connecting senior policymakers with the private sector mobility world, the conference will discuss the challenges facing the UK transport sector and provide a roadmap towards the introduction of practical, integrated transport solutions.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

Dcarbonise

Co-located with All-Energy, Dcarbonise will showcase practical energy efficiency and low carbon heat solutions. Explore Dcarbonise's exhibition to source breakthrough low-carbon technologies and cost-reducing sustainable solutions that will address energy affordability and challenging carbon reduction targets. 

Upscale your knowledge or learn about latest trends by attending the 2-day free conference with international experts sharing valuable insights and case studies on low carbon and energy efficiency solutions in transport, industry and built environment.