Theresa May confirms to exit as PM on June 7
24 May 2019 – 15:42 | No Comment

After the UK Parliament rejected her Brexit plans for the third time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
She announced her departure after talks with Graham …

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Let’s tackle Europe’s diesel disgrace now
07 Jan 2019 – 12:50
Let’s tackle Europe’s diesel disgrace now

When I sat down with European Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete for our first trilogue on October 10th, both the European Council and the European Parliament presented their positions on the Regulation setting …

Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance
09 May 2018 – 14:16
Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance

President Juncker likes to talk about ‘a Europe that protects’, but when it comes to air pollution we seem to be suffering from ‘a Europe that’s small on the big things’. Margherita Tolotto, Policy Officer …

‘Now is the time to embrace the new norms of mobility’
07 Nov 2017 – 13:49
‘Now is the time to embrace the new norms of mobility’

Imagine a day when vehicles hardly ever crash, traffic jams are rarities, energy demand drops, trip costs plummet, parking lots almost disappear and law enforcement ceases to concern itself with traffic. That day is not …

What would a post-Brexit climate look like?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
What would a post-Brexit climate look like?

Climate change is certainly beyond boundaries and initial indications point towards a ‘negative environment’ for both Britain and the EU in a post-Brexit scenario. However, Julie Girling MEP says there is a huge opportunity to …

Role of CLIMA policy in shaping Europe’s future
14 Jul 2017 – 09:05
Role of CLIMA policy in shaping Europe’s future

The EU played an instrumental role in shaping the Paris Agreement – the first-ever universal, legally binding climate change deal. Staying at the forefront of the global clean energy transition is an opportunity to strengthen …

What does Tory opposition mean to the Dieselgate inquiry?
14 Jul 2017 – 09:00
What does Tory opposition mean to the Dieselgate inquiry?

Voting to maintain vital safeguards for European neighbours after Brexit, Keith Taylor MEP expresses his thoughts on the future of Europe through the prism of air quality
The Dieselgate scandal was extensive in its reach with …

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 …