Stockholm and Hamburg were today named as the first winners of the new European Green Capital award. The Swedish capital will be the European Green Capital in 2010 followed by Hamburg in 2011.
Budapest today won the 2008 European Mobility Week Award. The Hungarian capital was judged by an independent panel of experts to have done the most to raise public awareness of air pollution from traffic and promote cleaner alternatives during European Mobility Week.
The European Environment Agency has published a report 'Beyond Transport Policy – exploring and managing the external drivers of transport demand'.
The Commission president José Manuel Barroso has announced the formation of a new Commission energy directorate.
The business traveller has generally been left out of attempts to reduce the environmental impact of transport, but this month sees the publication of a new guide to greening business travel.
CO2 emissions from transport in the EU27: an analysis of 2006 data submitted to the UNFCCC.
The transport sector continues to be Europe's worst emitter of greenhouse gases, according to the European Environment Agency's official inventory report on emissions in 2006 released last month.
The new EU transport commissioner Antonio Tajani faced forceful questioning by MEPs as the successor to Jacques Barrot.
The United Nation’s chief climate official has warned the transport sector that if it does not adapt quickly to climate change, its ability to influence events will diminish.