Clean and energy-efficient vehicles

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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.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 31 Oct 2023

EUSEW 2024

Welcome to the 18th edition of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)! Under the theme: ‘Net-zero competitiveness driving EU energy transition’, EUSEW 2024 will take place in Brussels and online from 11-13 June 2024.

EUSEW 2024 will include a Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, the Energy Fair and the fifth edition of the European Youth Energy Day. A series of locally organised Sustainable Energy Days will also be taking place around the world in the lead-up to the event.

By Lucian Zagan / Updated: 30 Oct 2023

Become a SCALE-UP Fellow City: Call for applications now open!

Where do long-distance transport and urban mobility come together? What does it take for local authorities to transform their transport systems towards more sustainable, cleaner, safer, and more inclusive ones? What role do upscaling strategies play in this transformation? What is the role of cities as urban nodes on the TEN-T network? 

By chiarabenetti / Updated: 30 Oct 2023
By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 30 Oct 2023

'Trolley90 & its sustainable future' Conference

The 'Trolley90 & its sustainable future' conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary on the 9 November 2023.

The trolleybus system of Budapest will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year. Therefore, experts from Hungary and Europe will gather in Budapest to celebrate this trolleybus service and discuss the possibilities of its sustainable future from different perspectives.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Oct 2023
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By Matthew Collings / Updated: 07 Aug 2023