From March 1, 2021, large trucks with a zero-star rating will be required to fit additional vehicle safety features to operate within London. Trucks with a one-star rating will be allowed to enter London, however, by 2024, a minimum of three stars will be required for trucks.
More and more people are joining the global information society and digital economy, and are benefiting from the opportunities they offer. In parallel, higher levels of disposable incomes, urbanization, and industrialization in many developing countries are leading to growing amounts of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and, consequently, to greater amounts of e-waste.
The Construction Playbook (by Transport for London) sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programs are assessed, procured, and delivered. The Construction Playbook captures commercial best practices and specific sector reforms outlining the government’s expectations of how contracting authorities and suppliers, including the supply chain, should engage with each other.
The European Commission has published its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy with an Action Plan involving 82 initiatives that should guide transport policies in Europe for the next four years. The strategy also includes transport industry transition targets by 2030, 2035, and 2050.
POLIS, Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), and C40 cities launched the How-to Guide, “Zero-Emission Zones: Don’t Wait to start with Freight”. The guide presents experience and advice on developing a zero-emission zone for urban freight, from public and private-sector representatives around the world.
In 2030, 82,000 charging points are needed in Amsterdam (NL), almost 10 times as many as today. The municipality must make this leap of scale in order to realize the ambition of an emission-free city. Amsterdam presented their ‘Laad me – Strategic plan Charging Infrastructure 2020-2030‘. The plan explains how safe, reliable, accessible and affordable …
The Green and Healthy Streets Declaration (the GHS Declaration), launched by 12 C40 cities in 2017, now boasts 35 global signatory cities, committed to working with partners to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and to ensure a major area of their cities are zero-emission by 2030.
Global freight demand is estimated to triple between 2015 and 2050. The ability to move goods efficiently has become the lifeblood of economic development, particularly in cities that generate over 80 percent of global GDP and an estimated 75 percent of global emissions.
From 2025 onwards, Dutch municipalities will have the opportunity to set up areas where only delivery vans and lorries will be able to drive emission-free. The Dutch government now offers clarity about the implementation of the climate agreement. State Secretary Van Veldhoven has reached an agreement with stakeholders from the transport sector, business associations, and municipalities. …
Urbanization is a major driver of societal, environmental, and economic change in both West and East Africa, affecting all aspects of food systems. A new policy report by PBL provides insights into the dynamics of urbanization and food systems in West and East Africa and assesses the potential impacts on rural livelihoods.