After two years of incubation, IDDRI is proud to launch the Institut Mobilités en Transition (IMT), which has become an independent legal entity. Its raison d'être remains the same as that of its prefiguration phase: to contribute to the success of the transition of the transport and mobility sector, by organising a high-level dialogue between stakeholders, and by producing an independent analysis of the issues and solutions.
The transition underway is determined by the urgency of the climate and the environment. It must also provide a framework for resolving the structural social and industrial problems of mobility in Europe, France and the regions. These transformations are crucial to the success, coherence and acceptability of the transition, and are the main focus of study at the IMT; they include:
- Reducing car dependence by developing alternative transport solutions;
- vehicles’ resource and energy efficiency (size and shape);
- the efficiency and equity of public spending and action;
- industrial relocation and the development of transitional industries;
- the introduction of circular economy principles into supply chains and life cycles.
The creation of the Institute gives it the opportunity to continue its work while developing according to its own dynamic. This spin-off model enables IDDRI to develop innovative concepts and then allow them to be deployed according to their own model.
The newly-created structure will continue to benefit from IDDRI's expertise and support (particularly in the fields of energy, agriculture, industry, adaptation, etc.), so as to maintain its capacity for systemic and cross-disciplinary analysis of the challenges of transition. The two entities will remain closely linked: the IMT teams are housed on the IDDRI premises, and IDDRI’s Director Sébastien Treyer is also Chairman of the IMT, headed by Jean-Philippe Hermine.
IDDRI would like to thank the entire IMT team, all those involved in its work and its financial partners for the work carried out to date, which has enabled the ITM to become a useful tool and a reference.