Environment

Policy matters

Estonia - Transport

All aboard for greener shipping  
13/11/2013
A Danish initiative is showing how companies from the same sector can work together, with endorsement from public authorities, to implement less environmentally damaging technologies that also help to reduce operational costs and therefore benefit sectoral competitiveness. The Green Ship of the...
Czech system promises eco-benefits from reduced congestion
16/09/2013
Traffic congestion brings with it major costs - both economic and environmental. Economically, the cost of congestion in Europe has been estimated at 1% of GDP. In environmental terms, the main impacts are air and noise pollution, and an approximately 30% increase in fuel consumption in traffic...
Tallinn becomes “capital of free public transport”
17/06/2013
On 1 January 2013, Tallinn, Estonia became the first European capital to extend free public transport to all of its residents. The results so far have been encouraging. The Tallinn authorities believe that, if done right, free public transport schemes can encourage a shift from cars to buses and...
EU strategy on track for clean vehicles
21/10/2010
The European Commission has proposed a new strategy to address the EU’s fossil-fuel dependency, accelerate development of clean automotive technologies and promote mass-market uptake. Announced in April 2010, the strategy builds on the European Green Cars Initiative – one of three private-...
European Mobility Week calls for Clean Air for All
22/01/2009
The 7th annual European Mobility Week ran from 16 to 22 September 2008, with more than 200 million people set to take part in the event across the EU and around the world. The event has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2002, with the number of towns involved increasing...