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Towards a sustainable future

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The problem of deforestation in the fight against climate change

The forests that populate our planet play a crucial role in naturally and effectively reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.

Critical minerals, essential resources for a more sustainable energy transition
Establishing an energy system based on using renewable sources also implies guaranteeing the supply of natural resources such as rare earth or nickel, which are necessary to manufacture batteries, solar panels, or wind turbines.In order to fight climate change and effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one of the most crucial steps we need to take is to increase large-scale production of renewable energies, and focus on sustainable mobility solutions. However, in order to move efficiently towards a sustainable energy transition and ensure the planet’s future, it is essential to understand the role that critical minerals play in this process. In recent years, the supply of these natural resources has become one of the most difficult obstacles to achieving short- and long-term sustainability goals. That is why it is essential to find practical solutions to this problem now and to continue advancing towards a cleaner energy future.
People’s perceptions regarding new technologies applied to light vehicles
While users appear to be aware of the subject of sustainable mobility, their knowledge is limited with regard to the different environmentally friendly alternatives on the market. See the report on the perception of mobility technologies (only available in Spanish) |PDF| 2,27 MB.The general public has a key role to play when it comes to the decarbonization of mobility that is currently under way. Ultimately, it is they who decide which of the  emerging technologies being developed—such as those based on hydrogen, electricity or renewable fuels—they will be predominantly buying and using in their daily lives.   Knowing more about their perceptions and preferences in this regard is a clear indicator of the actual level of acceptance for all of these sustainable solutions among the general public. This is not only with a view to taking more effective measures to further promote their implementation on a larger scale, but also considering the objectives in place to reduce emissions. Therefore, to better understand how people really view mobility and their knowledge of the different emerging technologies for reducing CO2 emissions, the Repsol Foundation Chair of Energy Transition Education and Research Program at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Corell Foundation, in collaboration with Anfac, Faconauto and Sernauto, have presented the main conclusions of the “Study on perceptions and opinions regarding new mobility technology in road transport”, carried out by the GAD3 demoscopic institute. The aim of this study was to identify society’s level of awareness regarding the issues caused by transport emissions, the different technologies being developed to combat that problem, how all of that is affecting people’s purchase decisions, and the current situation of the automotive industry.  Study objectives and samples The study focused on the general public’s awareness of new mobility technologies in road and urban transport, and explored three lines of research: 
Emerging technologies for a sustainable mobility
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Glossary of terms
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