Nine out of 10 Europeans worry about the traffic situation in their area. But now there’s a simple way for citizens to breathe cleaner air and fight climate change. Switch to C02-neutral forms of transport for the delivery of goods and mail, and urge local companies and politicians to go green on delivery services.
In Copenhagen the world’s leaders are busy negotiating a deal to fight climate change at the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference. But it’s not all big politics. Citizens around the globe are looking for local solutions to the climate challenges and to the 500 million people living in Europe it’s all about finding ways to combat environmental problems caused by urban traffic, such as high CO2 emissions, air pollution and noise.
Oxygen CEO Francesco Nepi, said: “The good news is that there are ways to act and make a difference in local areas. One place to start is to look for greener ways to have goods or mail delivered, particularly in urban areas where both citizens and companies can opt for light electrical vehicles (LEVs). They emit little or no C02 and reduce emissions by 90 percent compared to traditional vehicles fuelled by petrol and diesel. In addition to cutting C02, LEVs are virtually noiseless, which helps reduce the problem of noise in urban environments.”
An example of a company that uses a cleaner transport solution is the Swiss national postal service. The organisation serves seven million citizens and has recently doubled its fleet of C02-neutral scooters, bringing the total number up to 500. As a result, Swiss Post’s scooter fleet is now the largest in the world – saving the world 1,250 tonnes of C02 emissions per year. It has once again chosen the 100 percent electric CargoScooter developed by the Italian company Oxygen.
“There’s no quick fix when it comes to reducing C02-emissions and pollution from urban transportation, but we are here to show that there are ways citizens and companies can act today. By being present at Hopenhagen LIVE during COP15 we want to demonstrate that zero emission vehicles are part of the solution and can immediately improve urban life,” Nepi added.
To see how C02-neutral scooters can help fight climate change in our cities, the media and citizens are invited to visit Oxygen at the Hopenhagen LIVE event in the city square from 11 to17 December. The CargoScooters will also participate in the world’s biggest climate friendly motor parade and art work ‘C02 E-race’ in the streets of Copenhagen on Sunday 13 December.
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