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As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised online with their poisonous ideology, the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King raises the bar in Europe’s fight against online …

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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 …

Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?
29 Sep 2016 – 11:03
Why Aalborg’s triple helix works?

Aalborg has been historically involved in championing sustainable development in Europe. Having launched the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign in 1994, the city has played a key role in defining what a sustainable European …

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 …

Thank you, Volkswagen!
29 Sep 2016 – 08:55
Thank you, Volkswagen!

Although the shift towards sustainable transportation seems to be painfully slow in EU strategies and initiatives, Merja Kyllönen MEP says that the revolution doesn’t have to wait for EU regulators to be pioneers

Thank you Volkswagen: …