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The FIA Smart Cities initiative brings expertise gained in the motorsports as well as knowledge in the field of mobility to the cities that are committed to promote sustainable transport solutions.
The FIA Smart Cities builds on the Formula E Championship, where electricity-powered cars race in the heart of cities around the world.
SUTP-Webinar – National decarbonisation strategies in the transport sector: the example of Germany (Monday, May 8) – SUTP
We cordially invite you to join the first SUTP webinar in 2017 about national decarbonisation strategies in the transport sector on Monday, May 8! With the historical climate agreement in Paris the international community set itself an ambitious target for climate protection. To reduce global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, decarbonisation is the key issue that will define the debate over the future of the world’s energy and transport systems.
Germany is driving ahead with electric bikes
In some urban districts, bicycles have evolved into status symbols and in recent years, the sales of electric bicycles have risen sharply. According to the manufacturer association Conebi, Germany has, with around 40 percent, the largest share of the electric bicycle market. A total of around 21 million bicycles and e-bikes are sold in the European Union every year and approximately 13 million bicycles were also produced here.
For further information, please visit the European Bicycle Industry & Market Profile 2016
Dont forget to apply: New MBA “Sustainble Mobility Management” at TU Berlin
The new TU Berlin MBA “Sustainable Mobility Management” is receiving applications until May 31st. Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire new skills in this growing and highly relevant area. The MBA targets transport engineers, transport and mobility experts, planners, architects, and sustainability project managers who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of sustainable mobility management. The growing environmental impact of transport systems, as well as their energy voracity, requires new approaches and new concepts. Read more
DLR Research Network MoviCi to connect Mobility Partners from Colombia and Germany
Smart mobility solutions for cities of the future are addressed in the research network “MoviCi – Movilidad intelligentes en ciudades urbana” (Urban Mobility in Smart Cities). The network is headed by DLR Transport Research from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It will bring together key partners from Colombia and Germany from research, industry, and public authorities to discuss state-of-the art mobility solutions and ways for their application.Read more
10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport now also available in German and Turkish
The 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport has been translated into two new languages! Thanks to many helping hands, the poster is now available in German and in Turkish. The vibrant infographic on 10 principles for sustainable urban transport is based on the approach “avoid-shift-improve” and is a helpful tool to communicate solutions for sustainable urban mobility to a wider public. Have a look at it and download the new versions in your language:Read more
GPSM in the new issue of the eurotransport
The new issue of the eurotransport magazine is now availabe online. It covers three big industry topics: intermodality; safety and security; and autonomous vehicles. These are represented in the new In-Depth Focus sections where you will find articles from industry experts who provide insight on the latest developments in their fields and analyse where the industry is – or should be – heading.
And, the highlight of course, readers will find an article introducing the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility, which you can use for your external communication. Don’t miss it, you only have to register and you can read the issue for free.
Business study tour to Ukraine: An opportunity for your Company?
The German Federal Ministry for Economics is supporting a study tour to Ukraine to explore business opportunities for German small and medium companies in the field of road construction, railway and underground engineering. Ukraine is passing through a series of political reforms to modernize the infrastruture sector. In this context, a new concession law is to be adopted, which is intended to facilitate the implementation of public-private partnerships and concession models in infrastructure projects. Furthermore a privatization and a new railway law are in the making which will allow for private railway companies to operate in the country.Read more
A Comprehensive Approach for Road Safety – The Example of Germany – Now also in Spanish language
About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world. Despite comparatively low levels of individual motorisation, emerging economies and developing countries are particularly affected, with more than 90 per cent of traffic-related deaths occurring in these countries. If current trends continue, road accidents will overtake HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis to become the world’s third most significant health hazard by 2030.
By launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, the United Nations has called on the member states to step up their efforts to improve road safety. This infographic illustrates the comprehensive approach that Germany has taken as a response to sharply rising fatality rates since the 1950s. Along with many other European countries, Germany has succeeded in reducing fatalities significantly – thanks to a bundle of measures that can be replicated elsewhere.
Please click here to download the Road Safety Infographic in english
and now as well in spanish
The spanish version has been supported by Despacio
Wanted: Forerunners of Ecodesign
You are a company, start-up, design agency or a student group working on sustainable products? Then you should know about the German Federal Ecodesign Prize!
The prize is awarded every year by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) to products, concepts and services which are both ecological and user-friendly. The focus of the prize on the entire life cycle of a product – from the idea to production, to the question of how the product can be recycled or disposed of.
The Federal Prize Ecodesign is now awarded for the 6th time in the categories “product” “concept”, “service” and “young talent”. The application period runs until 16th of April 2017. The award winners and nominees will be honored at the award ceremony in the Federal Ministry of the Environment on 27 November 2017 and presented in a traveling exhibition at exhibitions and museums in the following year.
For further information, please visit www.bundespreis-ecodesign.de.