2050 CliMobCity is about climate mitigation in the field of urban mobility. Many cities have formulated very to modestly ambitious climate aims for the very long term (e.g. 2050) or for a shorter period (e.g. 2030). Whatever aim, many cities are uncertain about if and how they can achieve these goals. The project addresses measure (package)s to sufficiently improve the CO2-performance of urban mobility, and the governance required in this regard. The central question is: How must mobility change to achieve climate-friendly mobility? And because the urbanism also influences the sustainability of mobility, the question includes: How must the urban structure change to achieve climate-friendly mobility?
The project contributes to answering these questions, focussing on three issues for interregional learning: 1) Identification of measure packages to sufficiently reduce CO2 of mobility for the local or regional climate aims, and their implementation in strategic mobility or spatial plans, 2) Electric mobility and large scale charging of electric road vehicles, and 3) Information and communication systems supporting modal shift or shorter distances enhancing carbon-friendly mobility. All partner cities, Bydgoszcz, Leipzig, Plymouth, Almeria and Thessaloniki, are contributing ones, having manifested themselves in (one or more of) the mentioned innovative areas. All partner cities are also learning ones.
The final result of work in the field of the project is that (the partner) cities successfully reduce the CO2 of mobility in amounts responding to their long term climate aims. This includes a number of intermediate results, namely 1) that the city structure changes in a way which is more supportive to low-carbon mobility, and 2) that much of the reduction of CO2 takes place by measures that are space-efficient allowing to keep the cities accessible. The CO2-reduction of mobility is part of the cities’ transition to a low-carbon economy.