London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan

London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan
Mark Moran

A plan to turn London into a National Park City has been unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan. Thousands more trees will be planted, community green spaces improved and... continue

14 Aug 2017RUDI News

1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News

DfT consults on future plans for 'effectively' zero emission cars and vans by 2050

The Government has a very clear and bold ambition for cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2050. It says, as it launches a Consultation on ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV): 'We are on track to deliver this aim, with the UK consistently amongst the leading global markets for ultra low... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

EC boosts funding for climate mitigation in run up to COP22 in November

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s Green Economy Transition approach is increasing the volume of our sustainable financing and broaden its scope after close to 200 countries signed up to a historic Climate Agreement in Paris at the end of 2015. The focus in 2016 and... continue

18 Oct 2016RUDI News

What are the world’s cities doing to anticipate, mitigate and adapt to climate change?

With over half the world’s population, two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption and 80% of the world’s GDP, cities directly influence greenhouse gas emissions and face the greatest concentration of physical, social and economic risks associated with climate change. AECOM... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News
Air pollution exceeds WHO levels in 90% of UK, and may cause increase in traffic accidents, says UK study

Air pollution exceeds WHO levels in 90% of UK, and may cause increase in traffic accidents, says UK study

Air pollution appears to be causing an increase in traffic accidents, according to a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An analysis by researcher Lutz Sager found that small increases in the level of nitrogen dioxide in the air are correlated with a measurable rise in the number of traffic accidents in... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News
Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

A recent CIVITAS Insight report on EVs outlines how cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles. Ideally, they would blend a structured and effective e-mobility strategy with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan,... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

Air pollution is a major health risk and a drag on development, reducing cities’ competitiveness

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News
Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Our cities are getting hotter. Extreme hot weather events are happening more frequently and as a result London and other major cities around the world face significant risks. How do we develop approaches to... continue

17 Aug 2016RUDI News

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