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23 May 2018

German city pledges to clean up its air with fossil-free plan


The southern German medieval city of Heidelberg has announced the country’s most aggressive plans to clean up its air, reports Elisabeth Behrmann for Bloomberg. The university and industrial town of some 150,000 inhabitants will buy only exhaust-free municipal buses starting in 2025, and will ensure that a major part of its urban area becomes a zero-emissions zone by 2030, mayor Eckart Würzner said in a statement. Heidelberg joined 14 major municipalities like London, Mexico City, and Los Angeles to sign the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration , according to the article.

Read the Bloomberg article in English here.

Find the C40 press release in English here.

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