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Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

First public autonomous car trials begin in Oxford

First public autonomous car trials begin in Oxford

A fleet of six Ford Mondeo vehicles capable of Level 4 autonomous driving will complete a nine-mile round trip from Oxford Parkway station to the UK city’s main train station.

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

Grenoble crowned green capital of Europe

The French city was praised for its pioneering approach to climate management that includes a strong commitment to systemic change and an innovative participative approach to city governance.

Birmingham launches Clean Air Zone in June 2021

Birmingham launches Clean Air Zone in June 2021

It will cover an area of the city inside the inner ring road with owners of the most polluting vehicles required to pay a daily charge to drive into or through the zone.

Edinburgh approves three-year digital smart city strategy

Edinburgh approves three-year digital smart city strategy

The strategy, which has been unanimously approved, sets out principles for how the council’s future technology services should be designed, sourced and delivered.

Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan

Only 60 per cent of transit agencies have a cybersecurity preparedness plan

Research carried out by the Mineta Transportation Institute also found that less than half of agencies reported auditing their cybersecurity programme at least once a year.