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Automakers Dial In Supply Chain for Reduced Environmental Impact

March 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Two leading corporate responsibility business associations, AIAG and CSR Europe, facilitator of the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, today announced an unprecedented agreement has been reached among 14 global automakers on…

New Mapping Method for ‘Green Infrastructure’, Europe’s Vital Natural Areas

March 6, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

The EEA report, 'Spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Europe', maps a network of natural and semi-natural spaces and other environmental features…

ETI Appoints Europe Economics to Develop Modelling Framework to Assess Economic Benefits of More Energy Efficient Buildings and Networks

February 19, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed economic consultancy, Europe Economics, to develop a software tool that will be used by the ETI…

Copenhagen Takes European Green Capital Crown

December 18, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Today Copenhagen is officially crowned the European Green Capital 2014, taking the title from Nantes, France at a handover ceremony in Brussels. The Danish capital was awarded the title following an intensive Europe-wide competition. Commissioner Potočnik…

Front-running Cities Changing Transport, Improving Quality of Life

December 3, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

Many cities in Europe are changing, according to a new report which points to rapid transformations in urban transport in some areas. While cycling and efficient public transport are becoming the norm in some urban areas, Europe’s transport sector is still…

The Squeeze on Europe’s Coastline Continues

November 28, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

Europe's coastal regions are increasingly vital for its economy, yet their natural assets on which it depends continue to degrade. This is according to a new report from the European Environment Agency, which calls for better information, planning and management…

Urban Planning for a Changing Climate

November 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Rising sea levels, severe storms, droughts, hotter summers and colder winters are just some of the threats Europe's cities face from a changing climate. Urban planners need to be able to take into account these and other effects of climate change if they are…

Twelve Cities Apply for European Green Capital Award 2016

November 6, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2016 is now closed and the following 12 cities from 11 different countries have entered the competition: Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland) Essen (Germany) Larissa (Greece) Ljubljana (Slovenia)…

New Marmaray Tunnel Puts the Topics of Earthquake Resistance and Urban Planning in the Spotlight

November 4, 2013 - in Construction, Projects, Transportation

The Marmaray Tunnel in Istanbul opened on October 29, six months before the beginning of the two trade shows Seismic Safety and INTERGEO Eurasia. The "project of the century" connects the European and the Asian parts of the city. The spectacular tunnel is…

Europe Gets a New Data Viewer for Urban Waste Water Treatment

October 21, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

Treatment of urban wastewater is crucial for protecting the natural environment against pollution. A new data viewer from the European Environment Agency (EEA) allows users to access data on urban wastewater and  treatment plants. The new data viewer, part…