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How Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) supports Aarhus’s Green Transition

This case study shows the importance of having accurate boundaries defined before starting an emission analysis. As boundaries in EIE were adjusted to the needs of the city of Aarhus, the potential of EIE for data-driven action in the city’s transportation sector has been shown.

Local Green Deals: A Blueprint for Action

This guide outlines the rationale behind Local Green Deals (LGDs), its key principles, levers and the steps for cities, stakeholders and local communities to take to implement a LGD.

German smart cities on the way to using the Environmental Insights Explorer by Google: A handbook for municipalities

This guide is intended for German municipalities interested in using data from Google's Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) and illustrates how this data can support planning processes for climate protection, particularly in the transport sector. A step-by-step guide illustrates the process of the internal coordination to the use of the data.
The content of this handbook is based on the experience of the ICLEI Europe in analysing EIE data and its potential use to improve transport emissions c...

How Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) is supporting Athens to assess their transportation emissions

Athens has used the EIE platform to obtain more accurate data on the distance travelled by private transport in the city, and based on this, correct their yearly emissions inventories from 2014 to 2022.

How Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) is supporting Izmir in the identification of low carbon mobility options

The EIE five-year data from 2018 – 2022 allows Izmir complete information on trips occurring in the city, including private vehicles, buses, bikes, motorcycles, and ferry data. It also identifies low-carbon mobility options that inform the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) and the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap.

Data and insights from Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) support Greater Manchester 2040 Right Mix

EIE provides Greater Manchester (GM) with regional-level data helping them update their traffic reduction targets for 2040 in an evidence-based manner. Traffic reduction targets are currently being updated, they are a key pillar in achieving GM’s carbon emission reduction targets.

Mainstreaming prosumerism

Prosumerism has the potential to drastically contribute to climate neutrality targets and to make the energy transition socially-inclusive and beneficial for all. To support this, the PROSEU project proposes a set of policy recommendations for mainstreaming prosumerism in Europe.

EIE Transport Assessment Overview for European Policymakers

A summary on an ICLEI Europe and Google Report for the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) tool.

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award