This is why Energie-Cités took part in the public debate, informed its members and prepared an opinion paper based on the Board’s contributions.
Amongst the main points put forward, Energie-Cités highlighted the following:
- the necessary alignment of the Green Paper’s objectives with the “3x20”, based on the fact that transport issues are the most critical in terms of influencing consumption and emissions,
- spatial and urban planning must also be taken into account as they greatly determine mobility and transportation needs,
- technological solutions should not be overestimated as they will never produce the expected effects if we do not change our urban planning and mobility approach.
As to whether Local Mobility Plans should become compulsory or just be encouraged, Energie-Cités has opted for the second solution.
But, we recommend that integrated Territorial Energy and Climate Plans aimed at achieving “factor 4” by 2050 be systematically developed.
This would improve local policy coherence in all areas, especially transport.
Green paper available in all languages: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/clean...
For more information: Jean-Pierre Vallar