ABOUT LOW-CARB:

Public transport in functional urban areas has a high impact potential for reaching the EU’s White Paper goals to cut transport emissions by 60 percent by 2050 and to halve the use of conventionally fuelled cars in urban transport by 2030.  The LOW-CARB project aims to enhance capacities for integrated low-carbon mobility planning for functional urban areas by tackling burning issues such as integrated coordination, institutional cooperation and action plan implementation including joint financing and public investments in low-carbon mobility systems in times of austerity.

FORESEEN RESULTS:

LOW-CARB’s strategies, action plans, tools and pilot actions will reduce CO2 emissions by almost 60 000 tons by 2020. Strategies and pilot actions will reflect main challenges and new trends such as open data based mobility planning, integrated mobility platforms or implementation of low-carbon technologies in pilot actions, including an electric public transport feeder service or solar-powered e-bike charging stations to link public transport and shared mobility.

LOOKING TOWARDS 2020

9

Strategies and
Action Plans

22

Capacity Building
Sessions

1

SUMP
COMPETENCE CENTRE

6

Pilot Initiatives

13.11.2018

News

Parma Road-tests e-Buses as Action Plan Takes Shape

During July, Parma’s TEP took the first Chinese e-bus manufactured in the EU to the roads and tested its energy consumption and approximate recharging times under different conditions (empty, with air-conditioning, etc). Media interest was high and during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (see separate story), Parma’s citizens were invited to share their views. The results of the line 8 tests, which connects the city’s eastern suburbs, are already feeding into an action plan for multipurpose charging infrastructure for public transport e-services, to be completed by May 2020. The end result? Seamless multi-modal local zero-emission mobility in Parma! 

You can also explore past news, events and interviews here.

Activities

DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS 

Discover more about the LOW-CARB project with this pint-sized flyer entitled 'MAKING IT COUNT.' 

Dec. 2017: The ‘LOW-CARB’ Declaration represents a voluntary statement to embrace the project's objectives. Learn more via the 'Hall of Fame' here, and via our first press release here.


Making it Count
Online Now! Issue 2 of the LOW-CARB Digest

The LOW-CARB Digest offers a round-up of past, present and future project, city and EU news! To book your copy, download Issue 2 of July 2018 and subscribe to future issues beneath. You can also still read Issue 1 of Jan. 2018.

Project Partners

Newsletter Registration

The LOW-CARB e-newsletter is published semi-annually with Issue 3 (Dec. 2018) now available alongside Issue 2 (July 2018) and Issue 1 (Jan. 2018). Sign up to receive your copy and please add this account to your Safe Senders list!

contacts