The transport sector is the keystone of our entire economy. This sector is very largely dependent on fossil energy; it represents one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in France, and 20% of emissions worldwide.
Over half of world oil production goes to transport, and this sector thus has a decisive role in the energy transition.
To satisfy the requirements of other actors in the economy and stay below the 2°C limit, all the actors in the transport value chain, both passenger travel and goods shipment, will have to integrate the carbon dimension:
- By promoting their contribution to a low carbon economy, via technology or their transport service offerings;
- By assessing opportunities linked to the development of new mobility solutions;
- By adapting their service packages to propose relevant services that answer the needs of different categories of users.
Carbone 4 works with transport companies to help them take advantage of the energy and environmental transition to enhance mobility and transport solutions.
Infrastructure: financers, builders and operators
Due to the long timeframe of transport infrastructure planning, today’s construction schemes and programmes will to a large extent determine the carbon emissions of our travel in the future.
Carbone 4 has developed expertise to provide answers with these stakes in mind:
- How can innovative infrastructure solutions be promoted? What business model should be adopted? (link to Electric Highway study)
- How can the carbon criterion be taken into account from the earliest design stages of transport infrastructure planning? Does reducing infrastructure impact give you access to sources of climate funding? Does the operations phase include provisions to adapt to changes in climate?
What are the trade-offs between emissions inevitably induced by construction, and emissions that can perhaps be avoided in the operations phase?
Operators of mobility services
Carbone 4 helps you acquire an overall vision of your clients’ mobility, in order to better understand the risks of competition from other modes of transport, and identify ways in which you need to diversify the services you offer.
In parallel, local communities, authorities and governments are increasingly demanding where climate issues and air quality are concerned; it is of key importance for operators to stand out from the crowd on these criteria.
- What mobility services other than mine do my clients use? How can I move into these mobility market segments?
- To what extent do the services I offer help reach climate objectives and improve local air quality?
- How should I position and promote my low carbon offering in relation to competitors’ offers?
- What are the top priorities for improving transport networks in order to reduce emissions?
Manufacturers and parts suppliers
Vehicle manufacturers are continually improving mobility options based on internal combustion engines, as they pursue technical performance that often goes in hand with emission reductions.
New alternative engines continue this improvement trend and are a new component in the marketplace. Your thinking must integrate changes in user behaviour as well as the future availability of conventional energy resources.
- Is the outlook for growth in my sector compatible with the projected availability of energy resources in coming decades?
- What will mobility mean in a world of energy constraints? How will my client market segments be affected?
How can I obtain value from the benefits that my product or service offers for the energy transition?