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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 simple, the first thing to do is to register in Open Room to create a team. At the end of the registration phase, with the teams already formed, you can start to elaborate the proposals for the challenges of your choice.


What if I don't have a team?

You can still register, we will assign you to a team already created at the end of the registration phase.


What are the deadlines?

  • Deadline. Registration and team creation: from 10/23/2023 to 02/08/2024
  • Deadline. Submission of proposals: from 10/23/2023 to 02/8/2024
  • Deadline. Selection of finalists: from 09/02/2024 to 29/02/2024
  • Face-to-face competition: March 8-9, 2024


What should your team's proposal include?

  • A PDF, maximum three pages, explaining your proposed solution to the challenge.
  • A video, of maximum three minutes, in which you explain in a simplified way the proposal, its implementation and feasibility.

Support material for this challenge

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