Mobility

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How Can We Reduce Our Air Transport Emissions?

Wellington

New Zealand’s economy depends on aviation. Whether we are exporting high-value products to the world, or welcoming tourists to our shores, we rely on airlines to serve us.

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How can we satisfy the mobility needs of people in cities for a better quality of life?

Timișoara

We will focus on the topic of mobility in our city.

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How can we solve mobility issues?

Rotterdam

City buses are still on diesel and could become electric.

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How can we monitor, control or reduce CO2 emissions caused by public and private vehicles?

Armenia

To reduce CO2 emissions, we need to look ad private and public automotive vehicles.

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How can we prepare Brno for Climate Change?

Brno

According to #brno2050 strategy and the votes from the citizens, one of the most important aspects of the quality of life will be the healthy and living environment as well as the nature in the city. Let's prepare Brno for Climate Change!

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How can we reduce the air pollution by reducing mobility in the city centre of Jelgava?

Riga

Every day residents of Jelgava and areas around are using infrastructure of Jelgava, most of the times they choose fastest and easiest root Street Lielā to reach their destination. This choice brings a lot of stress to environment and infrastructure.

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How to create and suggest world-class zero-carbon "smart mobility" solutions for Shanghai Lingang?

Shanghai

Shanghai Lingang wants to be an example for smart mobility in order to promote good health, sustainable living and create a city template for other cities to follow! Can you help to develop new solutions to support to make this happen?

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How can Galway become one of the lowest carbon footprint cities in the world by 2030?

Galway

The top 100 highest-footprint cities worldwide drive roughly 20% of the global carbon footprint. If all cities globally, whether large or small, made concerted efforts to reduce their carbon footprints it would make a significant impact on decarbonisation pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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How can we transform city challenges like waste management into urban opportunities?

Zaječar

In recent years the generation of waste in urban areas of municipalities has increased, accompanying the increase in living standards and urbanization. A shift towards a circular economy, producing less or even no waste, could be the alternative.

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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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