We are supporting the delivery of the aims of the European Green Deal and the “Fit for 55” regulatory package by promoting effective and eco-friendly form of urban mobility.
The European Green Deal is the European Union’s strategic plan for a green transition through decarbonizing its economy and achieving the EU’s climate neutrality by 2050. This plan is a response to the global need to combat climate changes and assumes a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55% already by 2030, and to zero net emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, the “Fit for 55” package is a set of regulatory changes that are to make the assumptions of the European Green Deal come true.
The transport sector is one of the biggest drivers of greenhouse gas emissions, with a global share in emissions of up to 30%. The main source of greenhouse gas emissions from transport is the combustion of non-renewable energy sources of fossil fuels (e.g. petrol and coal) that power the vehicles that we use: cars, trucks, ships, trains and airplanes.
Moving to Europe, as many as 70% of the EU’s population lives in cities (with the projection to reach almost 84% in 2050), and cities generate 23% of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Due to the large scale of the issue, at the end of 2021, the European Commission proposed new, amended European Urban Mobility Framework, outlining measures and initiatives for cities on their way to climate-neutral mobility.
Among the indicated solutions, there are both those related to the movement of people and the delivery of goods, for example: increasing the share of sustainable transport modes in the so-called modal splits; fostering the integration of innovative mobility services into urban transport systems; high quality sustainable urban mobility plans (incl. a coherent approach to urban mobility data collection); guidance for cities to help promote multimodality, active mobility and shared mobility; increased digitalization for sustainable urban mobility (incl. the provision and processing of commercially-sensitive data for the purpose of MaaS-type platforms); guidance on the sustainability of on-demand passenger transport (taxi- and ride-hailing); construction and modernization of multimodal hubs (incl. P&R facilities); guidance on the safe use of micromobility devices; more effective zero-emission freight logistics and last-mile delivery (incl. voluntary data sharing between all types of stakeholders).
The way in which our activities support the achievement of the indicated climate goals is in the first place fostering more sustainable approach to personal mobility – through disseminating highly effective shared means of transport – as well as choosing such mobility options that have the lowest possible negative impact on the environment – e.g. by choosing active forms of mobility or zero-emission vehicles. We also use both indicated mechanisms (the efficiency and eco-friendliness) for transport solutions promoted within city logistics, and as a result we help moving people and goods more sustainably.
If you want to work together with us for climate neutrality in the area of urban mobility, we cordially invite you to check our membership offer.