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Almost half of councils unsure of their carbon footprint

Almost half of councils unsure of their carbon footprint

According to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA, councils also lack plans for reducing the carbon emissions from their built assets.

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.

Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements

Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements

The award follows a request for the local authority to identify measures to address air quality urgently.

E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030

E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030

A report by the World Economic Forum also finds that traffic congestion is expected to add the equivalent of 11 minutes to each passenger’s daily commute in the top 100 cities.

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

The first European cities to gain access are Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester, with Wolverhampton and Coventry to follow soon.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.

Council trial finds “breakthrough” technology could dramatically cut UK waste

Council trial finds “breakthrough” technology could dramatically cut UK waste

The trial suggests that if the HERU was rolled out across the UK, it could prevent 13.5 million tonnes of resource entering the UK’s waste system.

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Think Sustainably aims to help individuals make informed lifestyle and business decisions and comes in response to citizen concern about climate change.