A Green Paper for greener cities

7 December 2007  •  Author(s): Jacques Barrot, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Transport

Our cities are the engines of the European economy. In the European Union, over 60 per cent of the population lives in urban areas and almost 85 per cent of the EU’s gross national product is generated in urban areas. All European cities are different, but they share similar challenges; congestion, pollution, protection of health, safety and security. Good urban mobility would enhance the quality of life of European citizens.

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