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How to create a Smart green-wetland in Marjaleria to adapt Castelló to effects of Climate Change?

Castellón de la Plana

The development of an inhabited area faces challenges such as energy and water, transport and construction, agriculture and food and economic development and tourism. How can these challenges be solved in a wetland area taking into account the protection of biodiversity and its sustainability?

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How can we shape a sustainable transport and mobility system in Nicosia?

Nicosia

Let's identify the existing challenges in Nicosia in the field of urban transport and then shaping the future desirable situation in Nicosia.

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What can be done to help reduce CO2 emissions through mobility in the city of Torres Vedras?

Torres Vedras

The way we travel has great impacts on society so we have to find the right mobility solutions in order to decarbonize our territory. We challenge the participants to come up with innovative solutions that allow thinking about mobility options that are quick, safe, healthy, cheaper and non-polluting

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How can we improve our daily travels within Vilnius?

Vilnius

Many have seen that Vilnius is struggling with an ever-growing number of personal vehicles. This results in delayed journeys, air and even sound pollution. Join us for a global #Climathon movement, solve the challenge, travel across Vilnius and help us find more efficient and green ways to commute.

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How long, in feet, is the path from home to school?

Ferrara

In Ferrara, parents as well as the Municipality ask for the reduction of cars in front of schools; focus is not only on traffic jams during peak-times, but on improving health and safety of children, supporting families in their daily need to pick students to school.

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Why should I take a bike instead of using my car?

Ferrara

According to a recent survey by the Municipality of Ferrara, almost 50% of citizens use private cars or motorbikes for their home-work trips and for shopping. This percentage is still valid also when considering only residents that live and work inside Ferrara.

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How can we make Rome more resilient to climate change?

Rome

Rome is the first city in Italy to adopt an ambitious Resilient Strategy in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities. The Resilience Strategy will also allow Rome to implement integrated solutions to cope with Climate Change. Proactive citizens are an invaluable resource to achieve such goals.

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How do we make mobility more sustainable?

Until now, the transport sector has been the most resistant to reduce carbon emissions. At the same time, cities are key in tackling this challenge as they are faced with the mobility trilemma of clean air, carbon, and congestion whilst facing ever increasing demands to move people and goods around

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The present mix of transport modes and fuels is not sustainable. Society now has the challenge to build a sustainable, clean, accessible, integrated mobility system which contributes to our quality of life. Sustainable urban mobility can meet Europe’s need for mobility and simultaneously deliver public health benefits, including less noise and air pollution and fewer accidents. A switch to active mobility modes such as cycling and walking can help with health problems such as obesity, mental health and cardiovascular diseases.

The transport sector is a major contributor to GHG emissions and is responsible for approximately a quarter of total energy-related CO2 emissions. The continuing growth in GHG emissions happens despite more efficient vehicles and policies being adopted.

Cities are the main drivers of global mobility demand because of direct passenger transport activity within and among urban areas as well as indirectly through the freight activity needed to meet the demand for goods of city residents. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), urban transport activities account for about 40 percent of total transport energy use and total well-to-wheel GHG emissions.

The primary actions in climate mitigation could be the following:

  1. Avoid the need to travel and the trip length by encouraging compact cities and mixed land use.
  2. Reduce the use of privately owned cars, shifting towards more sustainable modes of transports. A shift from personal transport to public transport, walking and cycling is vital to achieve a Two Degree Scenario in transport.
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