UN global goals – how do we contribute?

UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is a call for action for all of us to start living more sustainable and transform our world to something better. Among the goals, we especially focus on goal no 11, 12 and 13. But how do we actually work to achieve these goals in practice? Get the answer as we dig deeper into how GreenMobility makes a difference and create more sustainable cities with less pollution and noise.

More shared cars, less private ones

Global goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Less noise, fewer cars and less pollution in the cities. It might sound too good to be true, but in less than 5 years we have already come a long way. With a fleet of 900 electric cars throughout six European cities we make an important contribution to create more sustainable cities. And that’s exactly what UN’s 11th global goal is all about.

Over half of the world’s population already live in cities, and by 2050 that number is expected to increase to two thirds. Our mobility solution makes it possible to access a zero-emission car 24 hours a day without having to bother with the costs of owning the car yourself. By choosing sharing over ownership, we can reduce the number of private cars on the streets, which is important in a future with more people living in the cities.

By offering a sustainable car-sharing concept where you can access a car through an app, we make sustainable transportation accessible for everyone (over the age of 18 with a driver’s license).

Moreover, shared cars help us reduce our climate footprint. On an average trip of 7,7 km  in a GreenMobility you’ll save 912g CO2, which corresponds to the carbon footprint of producing one liter milk or 3 cups of black coffee1. In total, GreenMobility’s users have saved over 1.900.000 kilo CO2.

Electric cars made of recycled plastic and recyclable materials

Global goal 12 – Responsible consumption and production

We reduce our carbon footprint by changing the way we produce and consume. And sustainable production and consumption is exactly what UN’s 12th goal is about. In order to live up to the goal, we work with sustainable suppliers, such as Renault who deliver our fleet of electric cars.

Although not visible to the eye, it is recycled plastic and recyclable materials that protect you from rain and wind when you drive around in our electric cars. Our Renault Zoe cars are produced from 90% recyclable material and two types of recycled plastic. Likewise, the interior fabrics are made from 100% recyclable materials. As if that wasn’t enough, the cars are also extremely silent. Furthermore, when the cars are damaged and no longer in operation, we ensure that they are recycled (both windows, battery, metal, wires) in a sustainable way.

Renewable energy sources and green power

Global goal 13 – Climate action

In Sweden, a third of the total amount of CO2-emissions comes from transportation, and in the cities, almost half of the air pollution with the harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) comes from traffic and idling2. Air pollution is an often overlooked problem, and every year more than five times as many people die from air pollution than from traffic accidents.

We can create cleaner air in the cities by changing the way we think about mobility and adjust our transportation habits in the cities accordingly. This is one of GreenMobility’s core areas for UN’s 13th global goal: climate action. 

Our fleet consists of exclusively 100% electric cars that do not emit any harmful substances and primarily run on electricity from renewable energy sources. Our cars get electricity from our two partners E.ON and Göteborg Energi, where the cars are charged with electricity from sun, wind and water. Here, the climate impact is far less than with petrol and diesel cars. 

Our effort towards climate change also means that we are constantly in dialogue with decision-makers and strive to educate and promote the importance of the green agenda and sustainable mobility solutions, to both customers, companies, and governments.

 

1https://agro.au.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/Mogensen_et_al_2016_Foedevarernes_klimaaftryk.pdf
2https://www.naturvardsverket.se/Sa-mar-miljon/Statistik-A-O/Vaxthusgaser-territoriella-utslapp-och-upptag/