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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are planning instruments for cities that encourage joined-up decision-making across sectors and between stakeholders, for providing high- quality, sustainable mobility. The SUMP concept is elaborated by the...
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Promoting the Low Carbon Economy in the EU: EU Policies and the Role of Cities and Regions
Cities and regions will be an integral player in reducing emissions, achieving the Paris objectives and securing green growth, energy security and competitiveness. This policy brief presents a general overview of EU policies supporting the efforts of citi
Promoting the low carbon economy in the EU: planning for sustainable urban mobility
A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) as a modern planning concept to promote low carbon urban mobility.
Smart grids: flexibility from new sources needed to make renewable power work
This policy brief looks into why there is an increasing demand for flexibility in the electricity grid, how this flexibility can be provided, what the main challenges are, and how Interreg Europe projects are dealing with flexibility in the electricity gr
Improving energy efficiency in buildings
This policy brief analyses Interreg Europe projects dealing with this issue and gives a clear overview on how to tackle the widespread problem.
Governance Change for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
This paper presents the work done in Interreg Europe projects, looking at how governance and behavioural change can support the transition to low carbon energy. It will present good practices which are readily transferable, and make recommendations for re
Demand Responsive Transport
Demand-responsive transport (DRT) is a flexible mode of transportation that adapts to the demands of its user groups. DRT can also have significant environmental benefits through reducing the number of private vehicles on the road, and by supporting multi
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are planning instruments for cities that encourage joined-up decision-making across sectors and between stakeholders, for providing high- quality, sustainable mobility. The SUMP concept is elaborated by the Europea
Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency
As buildings account for 40% of energy consumption in the EU and more than 35% of CO2 emissions, improving their energy performance has become a key policy aim in order to meet long-term climate and emissions targets.
Electric mobility (e-mobility) has emerged as one of the most promising technological solutions to replace fossil fuels, and has the potential to power most forms of personal and public transport. Local and regional authorities have a vital role to play i
Renewable Energy Communities
At its most basic, renewable energy communities involve generation of energy from renewable resources and technologies, which are partly or wholly owned by local communities.
Promoting Active Modes of Transport
Regional authorities prioritise the encouragement of active transport thanks to its health and other benefits such as reduction of car use, congestion and air and noise pollution.
Funding Energy Efficiency through Financial Instruments
Europe faces a major challenge to renovate its building stock and achieve its carbon emission targets. Doing so will be achieved through both public funds and investment from private funds. Read more about how public authorities can help to leverage priva
Summary: Vitoria-Gasteiz envisaged a new structure of mobility and urban space, in which city blocks built a network for different mobility modes.
Location: País Vasco, Spain (España)
Summary: Bologna promoted an integrated programme to improve walkability in the city centre and build a different image of the city through new projects and rules.
Location: Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Italia)
Summary: The campaign is aimed at parents and pupils behaviour patterns in terms of school mobility, to promote active travels to school, eg: by bikes, scooters etc.
Location: Pomorskie, Poland (Polska)
Summary: ITS are high technical institutes aims at train highly specialized technicians in sectors that are strategical for the economic development of Piemonte Region
Location: Piemonte, Italy (Italia)
Summary: Seville had an increase of ciclyng in the modal split up from a very low one to 9% of the total mechanical trips due to the implementation of a ciclyng network
Location: Andalucía, Spain (España)
Summary: Gamification platforms help to motivate people to choose sustainable means of transport. They are also useful for sustainable mobility infrastructures design.
Location: Andalucía, Spain (España)
Summary: Lille Métropole introduced a concept of ‘subsidiarity’ to better tackle the local issues at the most relevant scale which sometimes is not the SUMP level.
Location: Nord - Pas-de-Calais, France