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Transport - 09.12.2013
European Environmental Agency report presents a comprehensive analysis of transport's effect on the environment in the EUMany cities are applying innovative ideas which will make the car-based transport system seem like an idea belonging to the last century. City life does not have to mean polluted air, congestion, noise and long travelling times. It is in these words that the executive director of the European Environmental Agency, Hans Bruyninckx, introduces the new analysis on the effects of transport on the environment in the European Union.
The reports underlines new ideas and innovative measures implemented by cities that reduce noise and air pollution linked to traffic, promote public transport and non-motorised modes of transport, and encourage changes in behaviour at the local level.
The full report is available in English.
Sustainable development - 22.11.2013Has your municipality made an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in your region? Participate in the European Urban and Regional Planning Awards, a competition recognising planning strategies or developments that improve quality of life. Municipalities are eligible to participate. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2014.
World Habitat Day - 30.09.2013The UN has designated this year’s World Habitat Day to urban mobility and encourages local and regional authorities to develop more sustainable modes of transport. Mobility and access to goods and services are essential for our municipalities and regions to function well. Moreover, we all have the right to adequate shelter and we all play an important role in the future of those around us. This year World Habitat Day will be celebrated on 7 October.
Eva Baños de Guisasola
Policy Adviser - Environment, Energy and Climate
Tel. : +32 2 213 86 99
Skype : eva.banos.de.guisasola
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