New EU mobility patterns study: insights into passenger mobility and urban logistics

The European Commission recently published the results of a broad study on new mobility patterns, unveiling the mobility choices of citizens across the EU, and how the urban logistics sector is developing in 16 cities. Key findings The EU-wide survey on passenger mobility showed that, on average, EU citizens travelled 27 km per day, for … Continue reading New EU mobility patterns study: insights into passenger mobility and urban logistics

Being trapped in transport poverty

Study finds drivers in the UK are spending up to a fifth of pre-tax income on running a car as lack of infrastructure deters people from cycling. Peter Walker discusses in an article on The Guardian website. Is the situation in your country the same as in Britain?   ‘Entrenched car culture’ leaves millions of … Continue reading Being trapped in transport poverty

Telling the difference between a marketing buzzword and an effective carbon strategy for sustainable flying

Carbon neutral, net zero, offsetting and sustainable aviation fuels – what does it all really mean for travellers? Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel getsto the bottom of these popularised terms in an article on the inews website.   Is sustainable flying possible? From offsetting flights to green aviation fuel Tourism needs to emit much … Continue reading Telling the difference between a marketing buzzword and an effective carbon strategy for sustainable flying

The future of climate-friendly travel

Travel allows us to explore other cultures, but it's also harmful for the environment. Can changing your mode of transportation make a difference? Lisa Stüve discusses the issue in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   How bad for the environment is traveling? Recent summers have brought about seemingly more extreme weather events, while … Continue reading The future of climate-friendly travel

Maritime industry’s energy transition must be “just” and “equitable”

The International Maritime Organisation uses the terms “just” and “equitable” in discussions around shipping’s energy transition. But there is currently no consensus over how to define these terms. Christiaan De Beukelaer, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University and Senior Lecturer in Culture & Climate at The University of Melbourne discusses latest … Continue reading Maritime industry’s energy transition must be “just” and “equitable”

France’s ban on short-haul flights with rail alternative endorsed by European Commission

Climate campaigners tentatively welcome the move but say that it is still ‘baby steps’ in battle to cut carbon dioxide emissions in France. Rebecca Rosman discusses the ban in an article on The Telegraph website. Which country is next?   France ban on short-haul domestic flights with a rail alternative approved by Brussels France is … Continue reading France’s ban on short-haul flights with rail alternative endorsed by European Commission

Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

We shouldn’t be surprised by delays in the aviation sector not decarbonising. Jasper Jolly discusses latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Airbus boss warns of delay in decarbonising airline industry The launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a … Continue reading Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

New EEA publication on Europe’s commitments for sustainability and energy system from the perspective multiple, interconnected crises

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) assessments have shown that Europe and world face unprecedented environment and climate challenges that require ambitious policy responses, such as the European Green Deal. Published recently, EEA Signals 2022 looks at Europe’s commitments for sustainability and energy system from the perspective multiple, interconnected crises.   Moving towards sustainability in times … Continue reading New EEA publication on Europe’s commitments for sustainability and energy system from the perspective multiple, interconnected crises

Have you switched to an electric bike or have you remained with a conventional one?

Sandrine Cabut discusses on the Le Monde website about the benefits from electric or conventional bikes. According to a German study, conventional cyclists spend more time in the saddle and practice at a higher intensity than users of electric-assist models. What are your views?   Electric or conventional bicycle: What is best for our health? … Continue reading Have you switched to an electric bike or have you remained with a conventional one?

“Taxes on air travel are far more socially just than taxes on necessities such as home energy use”

Milena Buchs, Professor of Sustainable Welfare at the University of Leeds and Giulio Mattioli, Research Fellow, Department of Transport Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund in an article on The Conversation website argue that a carbon tax on air travel would be much more progressive, they would burden richer people more than poorer people … Continue reading “Taxes on air travel are far more socially just than taxes on necessities such as home energy use”