Emissions resulting from transportation account for an estimated 24% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions levels in Western Europe. The high proportion of the transport sector in GHG emissions is linked to the fact that a vast majority of the population continue to prefer private vehicles to alternate, mass forms of transportation . Given the global population’s preference for private vehicle transport, the ultimate goal is to transition to electric vehicles as these are far less carbon-intensive than traditional, gas-fueled forms of transportation. City governments can also contribute by developing more efficient and attractive public transportation networks and encouraging residents to leave their cars at home.
A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.
An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.