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How could you improve the environmental sustainability of transportation and contribute to the goal of climate neutrality by 2050?

According to 2019 data, in the European Union, the transportation sector is responsible for 28.5% of total CO2 emissions. Of these emissions, road transport accounts for 72%; of this percentage, 60% corresponds to passenger vehicles, 27% to heavy-duty trucks, 11% to light trucks, and 1.3% to motorcycles. The remaining emissions correspond to aviation with 13.4%, shipping with 14%, and trains with 0.4%.


These are the areas in which you can develop your proposals, you can choose more than one.

Extended information

Transportation generates two types of impacts that contribute to climate change; one local, which affects air quality, especially in cities where pollutants are trapped, and the other, global, a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions from engine combustion.

The transition to decarbonized mobility requires specific cost-efficient measures for each type of transport (light land, heavy land, rail, maritime, and air), which should not be based on one, single technology.

There is a range of more or less mature technological solutions that can and should coexist to ensure a rapid reduction in emissions from the very start.


How to participate in this challenge

It's easy. First, sign up for Open Room to create a team. Once you have signed up and made your teams, you can start to develop your proposals for the challenges you have chosen.
Below are the challenges for which you can submit proposals for the challenge.

What if I don't have a team?
You can still sign up. We will assign you to a team that has already been created once you have registered.


When are the deadlines?

  • Registration and team creation: from 10/23/2023 to 01/28/2024
  • Submission of proposals: from 10/23/2023 to 01/28/2024
  • Selection of finalists: from 01/29/2024 to 02/29/2024
  • In-person competition: March 2024

What should the team proposal include?

  • A PDF, with a maximum of three pages, explaining the solution you are proposing to the challenge.
  • A video, that is a maximum of three minutes long, where you explain your proposal, form of implementation, and feasibility in a simple way.

Support material for this challenge

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