Transport today accounts for nearly 30% of carbon emissions within Europe. To implement sustainable mobility throughout Europe, challenges need to addressed through a joint effort between EU institutions, Member States and local authorities. The EU is already making strides towards a Europe-wide sustainable mobility system with instruments such as the European Green Deal, the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and the revision of the TEN-T regulation, all supported by a comprehensive funding framework.
In an effort to contribute to the actions towards sustainable mobility in Europe, Heinrich Böll Stiftung have developed the European Mobility Atlas: Facts and figures about transport and mobility in Europe. It covers a multitude of transport-related aspects relying on evidence-based research and highlighting concrete, tangible mobility solutions from across the EU.
The Atlas includes 19 chapters written by distinguished expects from across Europe and presents information on the history, current state of play and the future of the transport sector as well as highlighting the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. The Atlas addresses topics such as rail, cycling, digitalisation, employment and alternative fuels.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the perspective regarding the infrastructure and interconnectivity required for a sustainable and just mobility system throughout Europe. Thus, the launch of the Atlas is timely as it raises awareness of the challenges towards new forms of mobility in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and presents data at a time when the transport system is feeling the effects of the pandemic.
For further information or to download the European Mobility Atlas for free, please visit the Heinrich Böll Stiftung website.
For additional information, please watch the webinar on the launch of the European Mobility Atlas.
Article first published on Heinrich Böll Stiftung on 2 February 2021.
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