Sustainable mobility

The Spanish Government is drafting a Sustainable Mobility Law. The government thinks that it will be “a fundamental tool” in its goal of modernizing this aspect of society. The new law supports the Secure, Sustainable and Connected Mobility Strategy 2030. Also, it supports the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR).

The Sustainable Mobility Law aims to decarbonize and digitize mobility, as well as boost the use of public transport to decrease the use of private vehicles. In fact, 27.5% of greenhouse gas emissions are generated by transport in Spain. this figure is five points higher than the European average. In addition, the sector accounts for 40% of final energy consumption. This number is almost nine points above the continental average as well. Finally, 70% of emissions are produced in cities.

Therefore, the initiatives are really important for the country as well as the continent. The PRTR aims to reduce traffic in low-emission zones by 35% by 2030. Also, the Sustainable Mobility Strategy aims to turn Spain into a worldwide point of reference for sustainable mobility.

Pedro Sánchez, who is the Prime Minster of Spain, expects that initiatives will have positive impacts on the country. For example, they will create 180,000 highly qualified jobs in the medium term, and contribute to around 20 billion EUR to the Gross Domestic Product.

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