Key findings of the "Sufficiency strategy for the transport sector" project commissioned by the Federal Environment AgencyConPolicy publishes UBA brochure "Rethinking mobility: Sustainable mobility through behavioral change"

It is evident that sustainable mobility can only succeed with changes in traffic behavior. Nevertheless, politicians have so far concentrated on increasing efficiency and replacing fossil fuels with electromobility. The success has so far not been achieved - greenhouse gas emissions from transport are not decreasing. This is why ConPolicy, together with the DLR Institute of Transport Research, has explored the potential of a sufficiency strategy for the transport sector in a project for the Federal Environment Agency. 

The central results of the project have now been published in a brochure by the Federal Environment Agency, which can be downloaded here.

The empirical studies conducted as part of the project have shown that people in Germany are open to the idea that less traffic means a better quality of life. However, when it comes to concrete action, there is low motivation to change one's own behavior. Therefore, it is particularly important for local authorities to make sustainable urban spaces tangible. To initiate change, municipalities should focus on three things in particular: a vision for the future with clear guiding principles and goals, good communication and the use of various forms of participatory democracy.

You can find more information about the project here.