Smarter, leaner and greener? Platforms at the forefront of change in our cities

Low-emission zones and the banning of non-electric delivery vehicles are among new and forthcoming measures that will affect platform businesses as cities around the world take steps to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

In a bid to combat climate change, world leaders reached a new global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050 at the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021. Many governments were already working on initiatives to cut emissions in urban areas in the months leading up the summit, including new restrictions that will impact the platform economy.

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