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€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

The first phase of Project Cygnus will deploy €1m in EIT Climate-KIC funding to analyse current economic and environmental investment trends to support regions and countries in their recovery.

Smart waste and global science company team to promote circularity

Smart waste and global science company team to promote circularity

Rubicon and UL will work together on their shared goals and aspirations towards zero waste and sustainability while creating economic value.

Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

The German city will implement charging systems from Siemens Smart Infrastructure along the routes as well as at the Lindenau bus depot with the e-buses scheduled to go into operation in 2021.

Manchester to roll out electric refuse collection vehicles

Manchester to roll out electric refuse collection vehicles

The city council is aiming to halve its direct carbon emissions by 2025 as part of a wider drive to make Manchester zero carbon by 2038 at the latest in response to the climate change emergency.

Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track

Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track

Unprecedented disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic risks cancelling out recent progress unless there is urgent action at national, regional and global levels.

Tampere draws up urban tree policy

Tampere draws up urban tree policy

The guidelines are based on several of the Finnish city’s strategic goals, programmes, policies and operating models, including its aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?

Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?

Vertical Field is collaborating with academia to study the impact of smart living walls in urban settings in terms of the environment, human health and wellbeing.

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.

UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050

UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050

The UK becomes the first G7 country to enshrine the target in law and a youth steering group is being set up to give young people a chance to shape climate policy.

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

The UK capital leads IESE Business School’s Cities in Motion Index, ahead of New York and Amsterdam, but the study also highlights some shortcomings.