3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety “Achieving Global Goals 2030” will take place on 19–20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by the Government of Sweden and co-hosted by WHO, the Ministerial Conference will be an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons from implementation of the Global …

Will Copenhagen Be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World?

 The City of Copenhagen has set itself ambitious goals for the city’s social, economic and environmental development. Copenhagen is to be carbon neutral by 2025 as the first capital in the world. The city plans to achieve these goals through a transition of the energy supply, building retrofits, waste management, …

Air Pollution Particles Found in Mothers’ Placentas

Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas. Toxic air is already strongly linked to harm in foetuses but how the damage is done is unknown. The new study, involving mothers living in London, UK, revealed sooty …

19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings Net-Zero by 2030

The world’s most iconic skylines are going green. Nineteen city leaders from the C40 coalition signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration on Thursday to ensure all new buildings operate with a neutral carbon footprint by 2030. The mayors of Copenhagen, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York City, Newburyport, …

ABB Automated Fast Charging System for Electric City Buses

With increasing air pollution levels and stronger public commitment to clean transportation, electric city buses offer an ideal opportunity to improve life in cities, while also reducing operational costs. ABB’s automated fast charging system solves the key problems for large-scale adoption of zero-emission electric buses: long charging times and short …