CONTEXT & ISSUES 

Road transport is responsible for 29% of France's CO₂1  emissions and a significant share of the pollutant emissions affecting air quality in cities and towns. The mobility and transport sector is key to the ecological transition and decarbonization. It is characterized by a particularly advanced maturity: technological solutions exist, most of them already competitive, and largely supported by a restrictive, well-defined and sustained regulatory framework, and by a supportive tax incentive framework that has proven its effectiveness in initiating the transition. In addition, the evolution of economic models and usage patterns is also underway. 

PRESENTATION 

The platform "Mobility in Transition" proposes a collaborative method to accelerate debates, public action and ultimately the transition, by mobilizing the knowledge and experience of various economic and industrial players, users, civil society, territories and the academic world.

The ambition is to create a protected and fluid space for dialogue between these different stakeholders in order to collectively identify the issues, the risks and propose solutions. This shared understanding, based on co-constructed data and analyses, will be used to develop recommendations for public decision-makers and to inform the public debate. 
The work will focus on the decarbonization of mobility and road transport, air quality and the establishment of the associated ecosystem (charging and refueling infrastructures needed for new energies, dedicated industrial needs such as battery recycling, etc.). The scope of activity will be centered on France, with the ambition of influencing, from this base, the debate and the European regulatory systems.

While the ambition is to bring together visions and positions based on objective data, the platform is neither a place of consensus, nor a research bureau, nor an advocacy organization.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the platform is to create the conditions for a successful transition in the sectors of passenger mobility and freight transport: 

  • To fluidify the debate: sharing objective data, avoiding polarization, 
  • To allow members to test their visions, their arguments, their hypotheses, their proposals for the evolution of public policies
  • To anticipate obstacles in order to remove them
  • To secure the transition

WORK PROGRAMS ALREADY UNDERWAY 

  • E-mobility market mechanism (TCO study): study of behavioral models and domestic economics, conditions and limits of a transition based on supply mechanisms. 
  • Fiscal and regulatory mechanisms to promote vehicle change: mapping, efficiency, and evolution 
  • Implementation of low emission zones (LEZ): impact anticipation and support measures for professionals using vehicles covered by future traffic restriction rules
  • 1Calculated from data found on Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector - The environment in France (https://ree.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/themes/defis-environnementaux/changement-climatique/emissions-de-gaz-a-effet-de-serre/article/les-emissions-de-gaz-a-effet-de-serre-du-secteur-des-transports)