Is Mobility As We Know It Sustainable? 2009-01-0598
Economic growth, quality of life and mobility are inextricably intertwined in virtually every culture of the globe. With only 1/5 of the world’s population living in “Industrial Countries,” and with those countries responsible for some 60% of the demand for transport energy and the associated environmental challenges, what will happen by 2035 with almost universally higher standards of living? This paper explores the extent to which known transport technologies can reduce energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions, and identifies opportunities for actions that should be taken to mitigate the impact of the huge growth of the fleet by 2035.