The European Union is committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 (i.e. greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century are equal to those the planet can absorb (for example, from the forests). The intermediate goal was a 40% reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 emissions.
However, the European Union wishes to maintain its leadership in the fight against the climate crisis and has agreed to increase the commitment from 40% to 55% by 2030.
Definitely good news with the unanimous support of the 27 Member States. It’s a collective goal, so not all countries will make the same effort.
French President Emmanuel Macron stressed. “We Europeans are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Ten years, that is tomorrow.
So let’s do our best to achieve it. Now. All of us. There is no plan B!”
It is now a matter of adapting local plans to the new objective, and EU budgets and the recovery fund should contribute to this industrial and social transition to achieve this.
The Commission has asked for an analysis of the economic sectors that can best contribute to the 2030 goal“ and to make proposals taking into account national energy and climate plans.
Mobility and transport are undoubtedly part of this, since they represent 25% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Spain and nearly 40% of emissions by the diffuse sectors.
In this sense, we must focus on the new data on mobility published by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda. These are daily mobility data thanks to Big Data technology. In several large municipalities, only 17% ofjourneysexceed 10 km.
Or what equals, 83% of urban mobility is less than 10 km, mobility which should be done almost entirely on foot or by bicycle. This means of sustainable mobility should be part of our daily habits,
We still have some way to go, but we have a clear way forward: cycling mobility reduces emissions to zero.