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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

CO2 emission standards for cars and vans: European Council confirms agreement on stricter limits

Last week's Wednesday, the EU member states adopted the new rules for CO2 emissions standards for cars and vans following an agreement between the EU Presidency and the parliament. Tackling emissions of cars and vans is directed to almost three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions in the road transport sector.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

Traineeship

 

 

 

 

 

Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union. The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc. 

There are two training periods per year:

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

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

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.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 12 Dec 2018

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

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. 

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By rswa178 / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in five European cities

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.

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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

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.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

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

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.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Jan 2019

Accessible Europe: Cities pioneering transport for people with reduced mobility

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.

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