Transport ministers and MEPs have given their support to plans to make it obligatory for local authorities to consider environmental and energy performance when buying vehicles for public transport.
The mayors of three European cities have committed their areas to going beyond EU environment targets on reducing greenhouse gases and promoting renewable energy.
Transport committee MEPs have voted for a set of rules that will require airline reservation systems to show both CO2 emissions and available alternative train journeys.
Over a thousand protected nature areas in Europe are under serious threat from high-profile EU-funded transport infrastructure projects according to a new report by BirdLife International, RSPB and other environmental groups , which was presented in the European Parliament today.
On 13 May 2008 at the European Parliament in Brussels, T&E together with BirdLife International, CEE Bankwatch and EEB launched a groundbreaking report on unifying EU transport and nature conservation policy.
Response to the public consultation of the European Commission on a new Action Plan on Urban Mobility
An EU-funded project has come up with what it says is ‘a tool to support cities and regions to adopt sustainable management’. The toll is the result of the three-year Managing Urban Europe-25 project that forms part of the EC’s thematic strategy on the urban environment initiated in 2006.
The London city congestion charge celebrated its fifth birthday last month with the news that it had made a minor contribution to improving human health. Scientists at two London institutes calculate that since February 2003 1888 extra years of life have been saved among the seven million population of London. Inside the charge zone, an extra 183 years of life have been saved for every 100 000 residents.
More evidence has emerged about the damage traffic noise can do to people’s health.