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Investing in Nature for European Water Security

This report illustrates how investing in nature-based solutions is critical to ensuring water security in Europe, through a combination of literature review, case study analysis, interviews, and drawing on existing experiences.
Press release
30 September 2019

New tech meets old classics at Europe’s landmark urban mobility event

Europe’s leading sustainable mobility conference, the CIVITAS Forum, kicks off this Wednesday in Graz, Austria, with new mobility technologies featuring alongside classic solutions in a ‘Back to the Future’ moment.
Five hundred conference-goers will hear first-hand how a combination of newer, low-emission transport technologies and more traditional cycling, pedestrian, and public transport infrastructure is changing the face of cities across Europe. In other words: back to the...

The tale of Turin's transformative SUMP

Turin was long known as Italy's motor city, but its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is now driving a change in mobility in the city.
Press release
11 July 2019

Städte fordern Kanzlerin Merkel zum schlüssigen Handeln für das Klima auf

Mehr und mehr Städte rufen den Klimanotstand aus und richten nun einen eindringlichen Appell an die Bundesregierung, die gemeinsamen Anstrengungen zu verstärken.
Guidance document

UrbanWINS Toolkit: A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies

This guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies encourages policymakers, decision makers, waste experts and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability of their cities by interpreting waste issues and policies in an innovative way. This toolkit is a theoretical and practical guide.
Guidance document

Procuring Zero Emission Delivery of Goods and Services

BuyZET Handbook to help reduce traffic in urban areas, and promote the use of zero emission vehicles in urban logistics.

Think beyond the grid: Superblocks (Vitoria-Gasteiz)

Insights from a visit to Vitoria-Gasteiz to learn about sustainable mobility in superblocks
Press release
14 March 2019

Towns, cities and regions march with youth for the climate: the time for action is now

For the first time in Europe’s history, towns, cities and regions are marching along with young people from around the world in a Global Climate Strike for the Future. Six local government networks inspired by the youth’s call to action will join the strike on 15 March in Brussels. They jointly call on the European Union and national leaders to take the necessary steps to address climate change in a just and timely manner.
Their main demand: to take heed of calls by the Intergovernm...