2021 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel
Fridays For Future demands climate neutral mobility and a complete mobility revolution
verfasst von : Gregor Petrowitsch, Anna Pribil
Erschienen in: Internationaler Motorenkongress 2021
Verlag: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Fridays For Future is a worldwide movement which is protesting against the lack of action on the climate crisis. Climate change has already and will have even more severe consequences (like sea level rises, increased poverty, food insecurity, social crises, economic crises, water availability and climate refugees), if we don’t reach the target of staying below 1.5°C global warming. There are tipping points which are at some point self-enforcing and irreversible.Transport accounts for 20% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, so we are demanding a climate neutral mobility and the phase-out of fossil fuels by 2035. No more subsidies for fossil fuels, would be a first step in the right direction, as well as an eco-social tax reform. But most importantly not every car of the existing fleet should be replaced, traffic has to be reduced. Good urban planning and urban-rural connections, good public transport and car sharing services will be key to this transformation.