A few days ago I read a piece of news on my home city, Turin (NW Italy): due to the high level of pollution, the
city council intends to create an "Environmental" Limited Traffic Zone in addition to the existing LTZ that covers the city centre.
The new area would be much larger than the existing one and would include limitations to vehicles classified in an identified range of emission categories and up to Euro 5 diesel engines. This measure would require the installation of 80 additional ANPR cameras and the development of...Read more
Global Climate Highlights 2022
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre
for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission, released its 2022 Global Climate Highlights: a summary of the past year’s temperatures, greenhouse gas concentrations and significant climate and weather events. Read
European research leaders shocked at Swiss expulsion from European research infrastructure body
European research leaders have reacted with shock and disappointment to Switzerland’s expulsion from the body that coordinates scientific infrastructure across the continent, but the Commission blamed Bern, saying it needs to re-engage in wider level talks with the EU. Read more
Top Twenty Safest Airlines for 2023
The Top 20 are the who’s who of airlines and, in order, are: Qantas, Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Emirates, Alaska Airlines, EVA Air, Virgin Australia/Atlantic, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, SAS, United Airlines, Lufthansa/Swiss Group, and...Read more
First EIC Accelerator 2023 cut-off - continued high demand for blended finance
The European Innovation Council received 476 full applications from start-ups and SMEs for the EIC Accelerator 11 January 2023 cut-off date. Blended finance continues to be in high demand - 290 companies (61% of total applicants) requested grants combined with equity investments. 80 companies asked for grants only and 103 companies applied
for grants first, with a possibility of equity investments at a later stage. Read more
One common charging for all
Directive (EU) 2022/2380, amending the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, introduces the requirements of the ‘common
charging’ solution. These requirements will apply to all handheld mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, portable speakers, handheld videogame consoles, e-readers, earbuds, keyboards, mice, and...Read more
The Website of the Month: COP15 - Final text of KUNMING-MONTREAL Global Biodiversity Framework
The final text of the historic "Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework" (GBF), agreed at the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, is now available in all United Nations languages. It includes four goals and 23 targets to be achieved by 2030.
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14 Feb 2023 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [SMP-COSME-2022-SEE] call (Greening social economy SMEs and entrepreneurs in the proximity and social economy ecosystem through transnational co-operation)
Feb 2023 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.8 [CEF-DIG-2022] calls (Connecting Europe Facility Digital)
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