2018 the year of Multimodality

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EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called for 2018 to be the year of awareness for multimodality throughout the European transport system. The use of different modes of transport on the same journey can be found in several apps which are currently live or otherwise being piloted across Europe and Globally. Such services are known […]

Vacancy – Senior Research Associate

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Senior Research Associate in Low-Carbon Innovation and Consumers (Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, UK)   This 28 month fully-funded research position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct new empirical research on low-carbon innovations which are (or may be) appealing to consumers, but which are currently on the fringes of mainstream markets. The successful applicant would be […]

It is now possible to pay for your journey wearing the right shoes

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In Berlin, 500 people owning a particular set of trainers can freely make use of public transportation when wearing both shoes. The tongues of the trainers contain an annual transit pass. Such a marketing strategy has attracted an unusual mix of customers from trainer collectors to those who simply want to save on their daily commute. This […]

Recognising the importance of high impact, individual actions for reducing carbon emissions

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The 8th most shared climate change research paper of 2017 addressed the potential role of high impact, individual actions for the reduction of GHG emissions, according to a list published this week by The Carbon Brief.  The authors argue for official recommendations to shift their focus from ‘incremental behaviour changes that require minimal effort’, to ‘high impact actions’.  While […]

Is your country moving away from gas and diesel cars?

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Many countries are now actively promoting electric vehicles and planning future bans on gas and diesel cars. Alongside alternative-fuelled vehicles, and potentially autonomous vehicles, a new multi-modal user-oriented concept called ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ are opening up new choices for commuters and road users. Whether these alternatives to the internal combustion engine help reduce emissions depends on how […]

Three new researchers join the SILCI team!

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From October 2017, three new researchers have joined the SILCI team for the duration of their PhDs. Emma Cassar joins us from the Maltese government where she has been working jointly with the European Commission on climate change policy. Laurie Kerr has moved back to the UK from Holland where she has completed her Masters […]

Report, slides and photos from workshops on disruptive low carbon innovations

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Two workshops were held in London in March 2017 to explore the potential contribution of disruptive innovation to reducing carbon emissions. The innovator workshop on March 7th focused on innovations and markets, bringing together leading firms, investors, market intermediaries, and policymakers in different domains including mobility, cities, energy supply, and food. The researcher workshop on […]