Zurich Climate Prize Categories

Transport & Mobility

Mobility is undergoing radical change on both the supply and demand side and is therefore a central issue for both society and business. The rapid growth in mobility is a huge ecological challenge. Transport is responsible for about a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions from private consumption (Jungbluth et al. 2012) and has a range of other ecological, societal and economic impacts, such as the development of unsustainable settlements, noise, consequential costs as a result of traffic jams, etc. At the same time, in the last few years a huge dynamic has developed, particularly in the area of efficient and alternative technologies for vehicles (most significantly electromobility). The topic of Transport & Mobility is subdivided as follows:

Vehicle design:

This includes technical solutions that reduce fuel consumption or target alternative concepts. Examples of this are optimized vehicle design, new drive concepts (e.g. electromobility) or components and materials that increase the efficiency of mobility.

Commercial transport and logistics:

This includes solutions such as green logistics, the environmentally friendly design of supply chains, shifting commercial transport from road to rail, combined commercial transport and ecologically optimized storage logistics.

Mobility services:

This includes mobility options that target low-CO2 / CO2-free forms of mobility (public transport, slow traffic) or options for multi-modal transport (park and ride, etc.).

Mobility management:

Mobility management targets the demand for transport and attempts to allow mobility while simultaneously reducing the associated environmental impact. This includes a wide range of measures that are combined in an ideal way, e.g. measures to promote public transport and slow traffic, car park management, the promotion of joint mobility uses or "use instead of own approaches" (e.g. car-sharing).

Greenhouse gas reduction potential in private mobility