ESC Sustainability Newsletter No. 28

1 May - 5 May 2023

Preface

ESC’ weekly Sustainability Newsletter contains a selection of the week’s most relevant information, webinars, and events in the sustainability field. It will typically be published at the end of the week. Any upcoming important developments will be announced within our regular news posts.

The newsletter provides an information update (news, press releases, regulations, and reports) as well as an overview of past and upcoming events (conferences, workshops, meetings). For logged in members, an overview of previous sustainability newsletters can be found here.

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2 May 2023
ARRIVAL Platform
ENTRANCE project
ESC news

Access past webinars, events, and other videos on the ARRIVAL platform: The ARRIVAL platform has been recently created as a merger of ENTRANCE and RECIPROCITY platforms and is an essential tool in the fight against climate change, enabling stakeholders to revolutionize the European transport sector. By registering at https://www.entrance-platform.eu/entrance-document-repository/, you’ll gain access to a wealth of knowledge and resources to help drive sustainable innovations in transport, ultimately contributing to a greener, more efficient future.

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3 May 2023
Priority update
European Parliament

Green Deal: key to a climate-neutral and sustainable EU: The European Parliament has updated their 'Green Deal' priority website. Background is that in November 2019, the  Parliament declared a climate emergency asking the European Commission to adapt all its proposals in line with a 1.5 °C target for limiting global warming and ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced. In response, the Commission unveiled the European Green Deal, a roadmap for Europe becoming a climate-neutral continent by 2050.

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3 May 2023
Article
Sustainability Magazine

33% of shipping industry stagnant on green fuel transition: The Sustainability Magazine has published an article summarising a new report by the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, the Global Maritime Forum, and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, with analysis by McKinsey. According to the article, the report reveals that regarding the shipping industry's transition to lower-carbon fuels one-third of participants are uncertain about the type of fuel that their ships will utilise in the coming decades.

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4 May 2023
EP Response
European Parliament

European Parliament response on French investment plan not matching the TEN-T core network priorities: The European Parliament (response given by Ms Vălean) has provided a response to a question by the Spanish authorities regarding the impacts of delaying any investments by the French government for the construction of a section of the Atlantic corridor forming part of the TEN-T core network, connecting the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of the continent via Biriatou. The link on the left side will lead you to the response by Ms. Vălean, published by the European Parliament.

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2 May 2023
Working Party
EU Council

Meeting of EU Working Party on Transport - Intermodal Questions and Networks: another meeting of the WP (see newsletter no. 27) has been announced for 8 May 2023 to further discuss the European Court of Auditors special report n° 08/2023 "Intermodal freight transport: EU still far from getting freight off the road", and the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network.

Upcoming events

Railfreight Summit 2024

Apr 15, 2024 12:00 am

The RailFreight Summit 2024 will take place at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel in Warsaw on 15-17 April 2024 . The summit will look at the implications of the TEN-T ...

Transport Research Arena (TRA 2024)

Apr 15, 2024 12:00 am

Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest European research and technology conference on Transport and Mobility , and the conference tagline for TRA2024 is “Transport Transitions: Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive ...

Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024

Apr 16, 2024 12:00 am

From 16-19 April 2024 , Intertraffic Amsterdam is the platform of choice for professionals from around the world to meet. It is a biennial must attend event to stay up ...

EU Road Safety Conference 2024

Apr 16, 2024 09:00 am

The EU Road Safety Conference 2024 will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 16 April 2024 .

The conference will again, as in previous years, be an opportunity to engage ...

ITS America Annual Meeting

Apr 22, 2024 12:00 am

The ITS America Annual Meeting is a place for transportation professionals to network, connect with other industry experts, and form new business partnerships. In 2024, the event will be hosted ...

ERTMS 2024 Conference

Apr 23, 2024 12:00 am

The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) is pleased to announce that the 2024 edition of the ERTMS Conference will take place from 23 to 25 April 2024 . Save ...

More events? Please find a complete list of upcoming events here (you need to be logged in as a member to see this).