Continue Reading... Sustainability | Volvo Cars – Canada

Sustainability | Volvo Cars – Canada

Sustainability is as important to Volvo Cars as safety. By working towards climate-neutrality, embracing the circular economy and conducting our business operations responsibly, we help protect the planet and contribute to a fairer society.
Climate-neutral manufacturing – We aim to have climate-neutral manufacturing operations by 2025. Already today our global plants are powered by over 80 per cent climate-neutral electricity. Since 2008, all our European plants have been running on hydro-electric power.
Working with suppliers – Reducing emissions in our supply chain is critical to reaching our climate target. We are encouraging our top suppliers to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and to develop a more circular approach to materials.

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Continue Reading... Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Analysis of Sustainable Transport for Smart Cities

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Analysis of Sustainable Transport for Smart Cities

For decades, transportation has been considered as a link to all aspects of life worldwide. In this case, the world’s natural environment, social well-being and economic development all usually depend on transportation systems. In most cases, safe, clean, sustainable and equitable transport systems help countries, especially in cities and urban centers, to thrive. However, a wide range of research shows that transportation systems in most of the cities and urban areas are unsustainable. In fact, some of these transportation systems are considered to be a threat to the environmental, social and economical aspects of future generations. In this perspective, therefore, changing such trends in transportation requires the collaboration of various stakeholders at regional, national and international levels. In this paper, therefore, a wide range of definitions of sustainable transport are discussed. More so, some of the aspects of smart transport for modern cities such as cycling and the role of women in sustainable transport were explored.

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Continue Reading... AfDB approves eight project proposals for Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy | Business

AfDB approves eight project proposals for Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy | Business

In June and July of this year, an African Development Bank (AfDB.org) technical review committee approved eight project proposals to receive funding is an important milestone for its Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. Approved proposals will receive grant funding of more than $7.3 million to operationalize their activities, creating several new enterprises and an estimated 20,000 jobs for youth across the continent. Several of the approved proposals were submitted in response to a call from the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD) through the Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund (bit.ly/3gw7LvF) late last year. Bank offices, complexes and departments from across regional member countries submitted nearly 24 proposals for committee review.

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