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The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy has published a report with inspiring examples and learning opportunities on policies to reduce emissions from the mobility sector in cities.

Report title: Policy options to reduce emissions from the mobility sector: Inspiring examples and learning opportunities.

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European Union

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  • Urban mobility is responsible for 23% of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.
  • According to the report, to reduce emissions from the sector in cities, policymakers need to implement comprehensive measures that take into account active and electric mobility, public transport, logistics and broader climate and energy planning.
  • The publication aims to provide ideas that can help Covenant of Mayors signatories promote holistic policies to decarbonize transport and promote sustainable urban mobility.
  • The report catalogs initiatives, projects, guidelines, case studies and tools in five areas: public transport, urban logistics, active mobility, electric mobility and integration of Climate Action and Sustainable Energy Plans (PACES), and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (PMUS).
  • It includes publications on solutions to address traffic congestion and improve the distribution of goods, electric transport, innovative smart mobility technologies, electric recharging for people with disabilities or charging stations of the future.
  • It also contains projects such as:
    • Artificial intelligence - Advancing automated mobility (AI4CCAM),
    • DATA4PT, on shared data practices in public transport to boost multimodal travel;
    • data-driven monitoring of cycling routes in Oldenburg (Germany),
    • ULaaDS (Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service),
    • NextETRUCK,
    • LEAD, on digital twins for low-emission last-mile logistics;
    • USER-CHI, which creates charging networks for electric vehicles;
    • SHOW, supporting the development of autonomous urban mobility;
    • SCALE (Smart Charging Alignment for Europe) and eCharge4Drivers.
  • The initiatives include the MaaS alliance, the platform for electromobility, and the 2ZERO association, as well as case studies such as the urban consolidation center supported by digital twins in Madrid, the zero-emission zone in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the electrification of the Barcelona bus fleet.
  • In addition to the catalog of resources, the publication includes a selection of free training programs to provide city managers with the knowledge needed to implement sustainable mobility solutions effectively.
  • Additionally, it features recordings of Covenant of Mayors webinars focused on sustainable mobility, sharing practical strategies and showcasing success stories in the five areas mentioned.