Travel and tourism industry chart new, greener course

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As the world continues its recovery from COVID-19, tourism, one of the industries hardest hit by the pandemic, could set itself on a greener, more sustainable path. It is a question of revival, but also survival:  the industry’s continued viability as borders re-open depends on it becoming greener.  Earlier this month, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2021 warned that, […]

The future is electric

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Ben Mercer, e-commerce manager at Leisure Lakes Bikes asks will the rise in climate-conscious campaigning or the petrol shortage encourage you to switch sooner?  It has been widely publicised that the United Kingdom is experiencing a shortage of HGV Drivers. Due to expensive training, COVID-19, and Brexit, the lorry industry finds itself short of more than 100,000 drivers. The knock-on effect has been severed supply chains for several sectors, […]

Eighteen-point action plan to deliver net-zero

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CILT(UK), has outlined its 18-point action plan to combat emissions and deliver a net-zero economy. As part of COP26 CILT(UK) has produced a series of policy papers covering the challenge of decarbonisation across current and future transport operations and practice.   Developed as part of its larger policy campaign Routes to Net-Zero 2050, the seven individual papers were […]

UN-led partnership to accelerate electric mobility shift in 27 countries

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With vehicle emissions in the headlights at COP26, the United Nations and Global Environment Facility (GEF) has announced plans to help 27 developing countries accelerate their shift to zero-emissions electric mobility.  The GEF Global Electric Mobility Program, launched in 2019 with a focus on 17 countries, brings together the UN Environment Programme, the International Energy Agency, the European Bank for […]

Reliance on electric cars to solve climate emergency would be a COP-out

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A group of the UK’s leading sustainable transport NGOs is appealing to world leaders to recognise that technology alone cannot reduce transport emissions. Reducing traffic and shifting towards public and community transport, walking, cycling and shared mobility must be a major climate goal, which can unleash widespread health, wellbeing and social justice benefits.    As the […]

Clydebank Declaration for clean shipping welcomed by advocacy groups

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Advocacy groups which promote the protection of oceans across the globe have welcomed the announcement of a new declaration at COP26 which commits countries and companies to working towards green shipping lanes, but warn that the agreement leaves room for delay.  On day nine of the Summit, which focused on the challenges faced in the transportation industry, […]

Affordable and accessible PV for eMobility

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Neil Spann, chief executive officer at Power Roll, highlights the role that photovoltaic power can play in the eMobility market.  Over recent decades, we have experienced increased economic prosperity and improved the quality of life for billions of people. A significant driver in that economic expansion has been mobility. The transportation of people, goods and ideas over […]