Category «Policies»

BuyZET handbook: public procurement for sustainable transport

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For many European cities today, addressing traffic congestion and reducing transport related emissions of CO2, noise and harmful local pollutants, is a key priority. Cities are looking to reduce the number of motorised vehicle trips in the urban area, encourage a modal shift towards cleaner forms of transportation, such as walking, cycling and public transportation …

New freight action plan for London launched

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A plan to work with boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry aims to transform how deliveries are made in London. A part of the Freight and Servicing Action plan, which was presented by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL), includes offering more click and collect points at Underground stations.

Are zero emission zones fair?

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The Dutch Climate Agreement states that 30 to 40 larger cities in 2025 should have medium-sized zero-emission zones for city logistics. That should yield 1 Megaton of CO2. That may affect 40 thousand trucks and more than 250 thousand delivery vans. Even if there are enough affordable electric vehicles on the market in the coming …

Buyzet: how to include green requirements in public procurement?

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The EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria are developed to facilitate the inclusion of green requirements in public tender documents. While the adopted EU GPP criteria aim to reach a good balance between environmental performance, cost considerations, market availability and ease of verification, procuring authorities may choose, according to their needs and ambition level, to …

Amsterdam: the Electric City

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Amsterdam (NL) has developed into a true Living Lab for research institutes, innovation businesses and start-ups in the field of electric transport. The city council facilitates its ‘electric’ pioneers as much as they can under the slogan of ‘reward those who contribute’.

Climate Group: leading businesses charge ahead with electric vehicles

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More companies than ever are switching to electric vehicles, helping to combat air pollution in cities, lower business risk and realize low emission operations globally. The Climate Group’s first report on EV100, the global initiative to accelerate the shift to electric transport by 2030, showcases the leadership of multinational companies including Ingka Group (IKEA Group), Deutsche …

UK: the future of mobility

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The UK ‘Future of mobility’ report looks out to 2040. It looks at the whole transport system – considering the users and goods. It considers new opportunities and the implications of current trends. It builds four plausible future scenario’s to help decision makers think about the future.