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Sustainable cities

Three cities have been given awards for the best sustainable urban mobility activities and progress in Europe. Gent (B), Nantes (F) and Sutton (GB) were described as the most outstanding, ambitious and innovative cities of 2009 by Civitas, an initiative for city vitality and sustainability.

Published on December 16, 2009 - 15:01

White paper targets missed

The EU has been accused of missing targets put forward in the 2001 Common Transport Policy. A study from the University of Leeds says the 2001 white paper promised sustainable mobility, but progress made in greening transport over the past 10 years have been limited. The study, which was carried out for the Community of European Railways says limited progress has also been made in revitalising the rail sector, with achievements largely restricted to intramodel competition.

Published on October 14, 2009 - 13:09

Rail emissions deforestation link

Most CO2 emissions from high-speed rail are a result of deforestation related to the construction of new railway lines. That's the preliminary conclusion from a report by a French rail track company RFF, due to be published in June, that develops a lifecycle assessment for the carbon footprint of high-speed rail.

Published on April 9, 2009 - 15:43