EEA-European Environment Agency
The EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. One of its main activities involves checking rail transport's contribution to climate change, air pollution and noise.
The Gothenburg strategy has resulted in the EU promoting sustainable development into a broad range of its policies. In particular, the EU has taken the lead in the fight against climate change by supporting 'decarbonisation' via a modal shift towards rail.
CARE – North
The aim of CARE-North is to develop a comprehensive strategic and practical approach to urban and regional transporting the North Sea Region in the context of climate change and declining oil supplies. Partners working on projects relating to the Marginal Social Costs of public transport include the city of Bremen (Germany).
CIVITAS Forum Network
"Every European city can be a member of the CIVITAS Forum. By signing the CIVITAS Forum Declaration they join an exciting community of over 150 cities that is pioneering clean urban transport in Europe such as placing an emphasis on the greener aspects of railroads."
"Tellus has brought together five cities (Berlin e.g.) keen to demonstrate that integrated urban transport policies can significantly contribute to fighting today’s traffic problems in Europe"
Ticket to Koyoto-towards low CO2-emission urban public transport infrastructures
"The aim of Ticket to Kyoto is to implement the principle of low CO2-emissions as a new standard for urban public transport operators in order to contribute significantly to the governments CO2 reduction objectives."