Cities have been growing for decades, and so have emissions. And there’s little doubt that after the immediate crisis of COVID-19, old habits will return. The deteriorating air quality around the world has woken people up to the need for alternative ways of moving from place to place. The situation is at the point where many companies see pitching in to preserve the planet as one of their central long-term priorities. ENGIE is no exception, and many of our projects revolve around the future of mobility in cities, as we do our part to reduce the impact of climate change.
We know that the largest source of pollution is cars, which represent 60.7% of the carbon emissions for all road transport in Europe. Decongesting city centers means offering citizens multiple transportation choices. A wide range of more sustainable options not only limits the number of individual cars on the road, but can provide city-dwellers with easier, faster ways of getting from A to B.
Beyond transportation, municipalities around the world are engaged in a healthy competition for which can become the “smartest,” the “greenest,” and ultimately, the most sustainable cities. Upgrading to cleaner, more efficient infrastructures means embracing the digital revolution. From 5G to AI, the defining technologies of our era are ushering in the smart city, a new urban design that avoids emissions and optimizes resources.
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