Children with cancer can’t wait any longer
06 Dec 2016 – 10:09 | No Comment

The EU Paediatric Medicines Regulation has benefited a series of childhood diseases, yet only two innovative anti-cancer drugs have been authorised so far. Francoise Grossetete MEP analyses the impact of the legislation and points out …

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Driving the transition to sustainable procurement
29 Sep 2016 – 12:06
Driving the transition to sustainable procurement

The city of Helsinki has committed to act as a global and regional champion of sustainable public procurement. In an interview with Government Gazette, Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, explains how important sustainable procurement …

Put citizens first for a successful smart city
29 Sep 2016 – 11:59
Put citizens first for a successful smart city

Building a successful smart city requires a city-led and citizen focussed approach. Smart cities need to have smart citizens to be fully inclusive, innovative and sustainable. The city of Ghent strongly focuses on its smart …

Investing in cities for a green future
29 Sep 2016 – 11:57
Investing in cities for a green future

There is no simple formula for converting a sprawling, polluted, congested 20th century metropolis into a clean, freeflowing, low-carbon urban utopia. However, well managed, well planned and well governed cities can be a positive game …

Cities lead by example and go renewable
29 Sep 2016 – 11:29
Cities lead by example and go renewable

In the aftermath of the global climate Paris agreement, the focus now shifts to taking action to limit the impacts of climate change and stabilise global warming. Local authorities involved in the Covenant of Mayors …

Boosting cooperation between cities to fight climate change
29 Sep 2016 – 09:40
Boosting cooperation between cities to fight climate change

Mayors and policy makers of more than forty countries from Europe recently gathered in the Basque Country for the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. The meeting was an opportunity for scaling up …

Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities
29 Sep 2016 – 09:23
Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities

Cities are where most of the consumption and production happen today. With growing urbanisation, Dr. Arab Hoballah, UNEP Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry says the importance of city-level actions will be reinforced, making …

Why cities are a solution to climate change
29 Sep 2016 – 09:20
Why cities are a solution to climate change

What makes a great city? Currently, cities are facing a variety of interrelated economic, climatic, demographic and social challenges. However, they can transform into great places to live and work by achieving smart growth, doing …

How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
How cities can power their economic engines with renewable energy

City planning and management need to take full account of climate change, simply because exposed cities equal large parts of any countries’ population and infrastructure exposed to the threats of climate change. Exclusively writing for …

Decarbonising Europe’s roads is not merely a whimsical thought
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Decarbonising Europe’s roads is not merely a whimsical thought

2016 is a crucial year for the future of European transport with the European Commission due to publish its communication on decarbonising transport later this summer. Miriam Dalli MEP evaluates the current transport scenario and …

Climate displacement: The next wave?
30 Mar 2016 – 12:30
Climate displacement: The next wave?

Experts anticipate that the vast majority of displacement stemming from climate change effects will be internal, leaving the most climate-vulnerable countries with the burden of responding to displacement due to the actions of richer, more …