The study analyses the main levers of change at national, European and international level that are driving the transition towards sustainable mobility within cities to contribute to meeting the goal of climate neutrality in urban environments. It also provides examples of how Spanish companies are indispensable actors in contributing to this change.
As highlighted at the forum, the development of sustainable mobility in Spanish cities is an essential element in the fight against climate change. According to data from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, transport in Spain accounts for 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
The report published in the framework of the ‘Sustainable Cities 2030’ initiative highlights seven key levers for the transition towards sustainable mobility:
Innovation in batteries and low-carbon fuels.
Infrastructure development and planning.
Diversification of mobility solutions.
Circular opportunities in the transport sector.
Implementation of autonomous vehicles.
Joint efforts of the different stakeholders involved.
As the study highlights, mobility to work is the main reason for private commuting in Spain. According to data from the Observatory of Metropolitan Mobility in Spain -analysed by Forética in the report- it is estimated that, for work and study purposes, car and motorbike journeys account for 62% on average, while public transport journeys account for only 13%. Each employee who teleworks avoids the emission of 599 kg of CO2 per year.
Forética has complemented this report with a document on the business contribution to climate neutral cities, which explains the 7 key elements of the European Mission “Smart and Climate Neutral Cities” and ranks them according to their degree of contribution by the private sector. It highlights how business is central to the development of sustainable investment plans, climate agreements, and R&D&I action plans, among other elements of climate neutral cities.
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