Today represents World Environmental Education Day, a day which is designed to create awareness across societies to identify environmental problems at both global and local levels.
The origins of this day stem back to 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden.
There have been many changes that have taken place since 1972 and as we know, there must be many more to reach the levels that Europe intends to achieve to create a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.
World Environmental Education Day focuses on the rational use of resources to achieve adequate and sustainable development.
The objectives of this type of education are defined by UNESCO, and are as follows:
- Raising people’s awareness of problems related to the environment.
- Empowering people through knowledge: encouraging people to take a pro-active interest in the environment.
- Changing attitudes about the environment and developing a willingness to preserve it.
- Skills: Help people to develop the skills to solve current and future environmental issues.
- Evaluation capacity: evaluate and measure the progress and success of such programs.
Transport, Logistics & The Environment
The transport and logistics sector play a vital role and have a huge responsibility when it comes to co-2 emissions, which make up approximately 15% of total emissions into the atmosphere.
In order to reduce reduce emissions that the sector is responsible for, there are a number of technological transformations under way, these include:
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles (Electric, Hydrogen, LNG)
- Multimodal Transportation
- Digital Platforms & Artificial Intelligence
- Route planning and optimization
- Reduction in empty miles through load optimization and sharing
- European Mobility Package
- Evolution of Digital CMR
The European Union’s commitment
Within the framework of climate and energy action until 2030, there are a number of key objectives:
- A minimum 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to 1990).
- 32% of all energy consumption should come from rrenewable energy.
- A 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency.
Ambitious objectives that must undoubtedly be supported by all countries, with a system of governance for the advancement and implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The UK government have also announced that all new cars produced for the UK with effect from 2030 cannot be solely powered from Diesel or Petrol.
The sum of all these factors should provide a platform towards a climate-neutral economy and establish a more sustainable future for tomorrow´s generation.
At Vrio we are committed to the environment and believe that education and awareness are the fundamental pillars to provoke positive action ensure the future of our ecosystem.
The Environment has a central role in our CSR policy. At Vrio, we continue to develop our renewable energy networks across Europe, both directly and through strategic partnerships to ensure that we play our part in this green revolution.
For more information contact your local Vrio office on 0845 313 2212.