What is sustainable mobility, and why does it matter?

Transport has played and continues to play a fundamental role in today’s economy and society and has a large impact on growth and employment.

In Europe the transport industry directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of GDP. The quality of transport services has a major impact on people’s quality of life. On average 13.2% of every household’s budget is spent on transport goods and services.

However transport also depends heavily on oil resources and represents 16.2% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, contributing up to a further 10% indirectly through the manufacturing and infrastructure needed for the mobility of people and goods.

The latest IPCC report (March 2022) gives the clearest indication to date of how a warmer world is affecting all living things on Earth, and as the new report makes clear, around 40% of the world’s population is “highly vulnerable” to the impacts of climate change.

At Astheimer Design we are focused on developing mobility solutions for a sustainable future, but what does sustainable mobility really mean?

We aim to answer this in our latest article. Click here to read it.