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05.03.2021 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Farther, faster and no sweat: bike-sharing and the E-Bike boom

Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs. Sales grew 145 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, market research firm NPD Group said.

Smart Dubai releases paperless scorecard

The Dubai Paperless Strategy aims to identify all the primary manual processes that require paper usage and render them 100 percent digital by the end of 2021. By the end of 2020, more than 41 government entities have significantly cut their paper consumption.

European solar initiative aims to accelerate the climate agenda

The European Solar Initiative aims to accelerate Europe’s climate agenda and economic recovery, contributing to delivery of the European Green Deal objectives. The initiative wants to re-develop a strong photovoltaics manufacturing industry in Europe.

Managing childcare: The power of family-friendly and inclusive cities

Not being able to manage work and looking after children at the same time, many parents (mostly women) are dropping out of the workforce as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, it does not have to be this way.

Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that adds to evidence that the move away from petrol and diesel cars will bring large net environmental benefits.

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