It's the premium event for sustainable mobility. The Movin'On Summit showcases concrete solutions for lower-carbon transport solutions that are cleaner and smarter. An opportunity for Total, for example, to give a boost to everything it is doing to promote responsible mobility.
If we are to make sure that global temperatures rise no more than 2°C (the threshold set by the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015), then transport – all forms of transport — has to play a major role. Everything from ocean freight transport operations to individuals traveling by car or by air — every sector, every person is concerned.
There are numerous areas in which research is being undertaken, as Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné pointed out in a recent article entitled "Smart Mobility: Envisioning the Future… by Improving Today!": substituting fossil fuels for ones that emit fewer greenhouse gases (hydrogen, natural gas, etc.), switching over to electric cars, increasing energy efficiency, introducing regulations of varying levels of stringency, fostering disruptive innovation, developing intermodal transport solutions and solutions based on sharing, etc.
What is certain, is that there is no single solution and that it will take time to reduce the predominant use of fossil fuels in transport systems in favor of cleaner forms of energy. We can also be sure that this transition will involve all of us making changes to our behavior … which is underpinned by three mainstays: understanding the meaning behind the initiative, keeping things simple and being able to enjoy the personal benefits. In other words, yes, the technology is important. But it must be easy to use for as many people as possible.