Welcome to the final Eltis newsletter of 2019.
As a busy and exciting year draws to a close, the European Commission has announced ambitious plans to be the first climate neutral continent and aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The announcement was made by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during the UNFCC’s COP 25 gathering.
December’s newsletter also introduces an online version of the 2nd edition SUMP Guidelines – now available through the Eltis portal as an online booklet.
The 2019 Annual Polis Conference, held in late November, announced a city-led declaration which supports safer city streets, and in the same month, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) launched a new Blending Facility which makes €198 million available to support sustainable transport projects.
There are also video clips which showcase projects and achievements in the cities of Dublin and Rivas Vaciamadrid and two case studies which focus on the Hungarian city of Szeged and Klaipeda in Lithuania.
The Eltis team