Energy efficiency & eco-mobility

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The main challenge today is the eco-mobility. The number of passenger cars keeps growing, from 76 million in 2011 to more than 110 million estimated in 2020. At the same time the global population reached 7.2 billion people in 2014 and is expected to reach 8.7 billion in 2035; that is why the global demand on energy is expected to grow by 30% between 2010 and 2035.

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that, in the absence of fully committed and urgent action, climate change will have severe and irreversible impacts across the world. The international commitment to keep the increase in long-term average temperatures to below two degrees Celsius (2 °C), relative to pre-industrial levels, will require substantial and sustained reductions in global emissions.

According to European Commissions, the use of low-carbon energy sources is expanding rapidly, and there are signs that growth in the global economy and energy-related emissions may be starting to decouple. Green innovations keep growing and represent 4.2 million workers in Europe today.

We are currently changing the way we live: 89% of Europeans say they have done something to help the climate and there are no small actions; 4 out of 5 Europeans agree that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost economy and employment.