We often read that conventional transport is highly responsible for emitting polluting agents in the air, which
contribute to climate change. In Winter times, these polluting agents are also emitted by heating systems for buildings and they contribute to climate change too. There are many human activities that contribute to generate climate change, the most famous one is raising cows and subsequently treating their flesh to become steaks. I could go on with examples forever, but let's limit the discussion to the link between transport and climate change.Read more
European Green Deal: new law agreed to cut aviation emissions by promoting sustainable aviation fuels
The Commission welcomed the political agreement on the ReFuelEU Aviation proposal, reached between the European Parliament and the Council. Once in place, the new rules will help decarbonise the aviation sector by requiring fuel suppliers to blend sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with kerosene in increasing amounts from 2025. Read more
Improving Longevity with a personalised AI-powered health data platform
Biolytica has developed a health data platform it calls NEXUS. The artificial-intelligence-driven (AI-driven) platform analyses and aggregates data from genomics, blood, microbiome, and epigenetic biomarkers, wearable devices, and lifestyle data. It is designed to help clinicians create unique and hyper-personalised plans for their clients and
monitor their progress. (photo source: Biolytica). Read more
Euro 7: Direct costs 4 to 10 times higher than European Commission estimates, new study reveals
The proposed Euro 7 regulation will increase the manufacturing costs of cars, vans, trucks, and buses. A study by Frontier Economics calculates the per vehicle costs at around €2,000 for cars and vans with an internal combustion engine, and close to €12,000 for diesel trucks and buses. These figures are 4 to 10 times higher than the Commission’s estimates in its Euro 7 impact assessment. Read more
The “Fight Climate Change” project awaits you at its Final Conference in London
On 15th June 2023 at the London School of Economics the “Collective Innovation to Fight Climate Change" project - coordinated by EPN Consulting - organises the "RACING TO NET ZERO" International Conference with plenty of topics and speakers who will describe their experience on achieving a Net Zero society. Registration is FREE but mandatory. We look forward to meeting many of you!
Climate Change Mitigation policies that reduce air pollution and promote healthy lifestyles could save over 2 million lives in England and Wales by 2050
Reduced indoor and outdoor air pollution, reduced consumption of meat and dairy, plus greater uptake of cycling and walking, could prevent 2 million premature deaths by 2050. The EU has committed to becoming a net zero economy by 2050, and under the EU climate law, Member States must cut emissions by at
least 55% by 2030 – a commitment that is at the heart of the European Green Deal. The UK has also committed to...Read
The Website of the Month: World Weather Attribution (WWA)
The WWA initiative was formed in 2015 by Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh and Dr Friederike Otto.
Today, the core WWA team is formed by researchers from several institutions, including the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College
London, The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. Read more
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Upcoming Professional Events
04-07 June 2023 – Barcelona (ES) – UITP Global Transport Summit
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