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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.

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: 15 Jul 2019
By gtavadze / Updated: 10 Jul 2019

First dedicated e-mobility shop opened in Tbilisi, Georgia


E-mobility company 1GE opened its first e-mobility shop in Tbilisi, Georgia. The company aim to highlight the importance of “green” energy to residents of Georgia and surrounding areas by promoting electromobility. Various events are planned with the aim of increasing awareness about e-mobility and its positive consequences for urban life, the 1GE team intend to organise gatherings at popular resting sites in Tbilisi (Lisi Lake, Turtle Lake etc.) where people will have the opportunity to ride on e-bikes and e-scooters and learn more about electromobility in general.

By Youris.com / Updated: 27 Jun 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 27 Jun 2019

New electric-fuelled buses coming soon in Romania


Several Romanian cities are currently renovating their public transport fleets, replacing older and dirtier vehicles with brand new eco-friendly ones, generally leaning toward electric-vehicles. These efforts are expected to provide concrete contributions to the improvement of air quality in Romania biggest cities and enhance the quality of life for local residents.     

By iCube Programme / Updated: 26 Jun 2019
By iCube Programme / Updated: 17 Jun 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Jul 2019

Venice City Solutions 2019

The 2nd edition of the "Venice City Solutions Series" will be held from 24 to 25 October 2019. It is an annual meeting, bringing together different issues which are key to implementing SDGs at the local level, with a specific focus on the role of local governments as key stakeholders involved in Agenda 2030.

The 2018 edition will welcome more than 140 participants from 36 countries to Venice, to discuss the need to finance the SDGs at the local level.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager


Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 10 Jun 2019

London to have the world’s first hydrogen double-decker buses


Transport for London (TfL) has ordered the ‘world’s first’ 20 hydrogen double-decker buses to be introduced on three London bus routes in 2020. These vehicles will emit no pollution and are powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and a battery pack.