“Mobility for tomorrow”
“Mobility for tomorrow” was the central theme of the 37th conference of France Nature Environnement (FNE), held in April 2013 at Clermont-Ferrand. The PSA Foundation naturally supported this sustainable mobility initiative.
Founded 40 years ago, the FNE is a federation that speaks for a vast network of 3,000 local ecological groups with 850,000 members. The aim of the conference was to look for ways to overcome the economic, environmental and societal crises. In the words of the FNE: “Through pollution, the gradual loss of land and massive fuel imports, transport is placing a huge burden on our environment, our health, our economy and our energy resources. The current crisis is aggravating these pressures, but it also offers an opportunity to look again at how we travel from place to place. Sensible mobility solutions contribute to economic vitality, respect for nature, and the well-being of everyone.”
Four key questions guided the discussions:
- What kinds of energy for what kinds of mobility?
- How should mobility be governed for the public good?
- How much can the demand for mobility be influenced?
- What are the costs of mobility?
Mobility Village was set up to bring together environmental groups, local authorities and businesses. Workshops and demonstrations were held to encourage participants to change their habits as pedestrians, cyclists or motorists.
(Source: France Nature Environnement website)
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