First multi-sector event tapping on the unprecedented opportunity for a paradigm shift in mobility offered by the EUR 800 billion EU recovery funds and the Green Deal.

Globally, transport is responsible for around 30% of greenhouse gas emissions with road transport accounting for 15% and emissions from aviation and shipping rapidly growing. Tackling the negative footprint of global mobility while building future sustainable mobility and contributing to a green and inclusive recovery is the goal of Global Mobility Call, the international congress and exhibition that will gather CEOs, Ministers, and institutional and civil society leaders in Madrid on 14-16 June.
American physicist Michio Kaku, Israeli Entrepreneur Uri Levine, American Economist Jeffrey Sachs, MIT Senseable City Lab Director Carlo Ratti, are just a few of the 250 renowned speakers who will speak in the event together with the leaders from companies like Renault’s newest brand Mobilize, renewable energy international network REN21, and the World Road Association, among others. Global Mobility Call is spearheaded by the Spanish Government and is organized by IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub.
Energy efficiency, green hydrogen, urban transport electrification, mobility as a service, and the development of connected, safe and people-centred intermodal systems are some of the key topics and global trends experts will discuss.

00:00-00:19 B-ROLL: Various shots of Rana Adib at REN21 office in Paris, France.

00:19-01:41 SOUNDBITE: Rana Adib, Executive Director REN21

“The energy we are consuming for transportation is very significant. It represents 32% of the total final energy demand. The big challenge on transport is that it highly depends on fossil fuel, and renewable energy only represents 3.7%. As a result, the carbon footprint of transportation is significant. It represents 21% of the CO2 emissions globally, and road transport represents 15%. This clearly means that we need to reduce the energy demand for transportation, for instance, by walking, cycling, public transportation, rail, etc. But it also means that the residual energy we are consuming needs to be covered by renewable energy. Now, the question is, is this feasible? Yes, it is feasible because there is clearly a trend on electrification and renewable electricity today is a least-cost option.”

“So the low hanging fruit in mobility actually to move to renewable energy is everything which is electricity based because renewable electricity is today the least cost option. It's already a technological standard and widespread it's available. So here we are speaking about electric mobility, whether it is fleets, whether it is buses, whether it is two or three-wheelers, but also electric rail.”

01:41-01:48 B-ROLL: Exterior view Renault Group office, various shots of Clotilde Delbos at Renault Group offices in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. 

01:48-02:11 SOUNDBITE: Clotilde Delbos, Renault Mobilize CEO

“Mobility is going to change. It has to change. Why does it have to change? Because there are things which are not fair today. For example, people buy a car, they don't use it. More than 10% of the time when they want to resell the car, it's worth 50% of its value. And we all know that public transportation is responsible for roughly 15% of the CO2 emission in Europe. So it has to change.”  

02:11-02:20 B-ROLL: Clotilde Delbos walks with José Vicente de los Mozos at at Renault Group offices in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

02:20-02:50 SOUNDBITE: Clotilde Delbos, Renault Mobilize CEO
“Our vision is very simple. We want to provide greener, shared and accessible mobility to all. And for doing so, we won't sell vehicles anymore. We will sell services and bundle of services from financial services, insurance, payment, energy, solutions, maintenance, and everything bundled in one-stop shop offer. And our goal is to represent 20% of all new group turnover by 2030. It's very ambitious. And all of that obviously while being profitable with double-digit margin, quite ambitious.”

02:50-03:10 B-ROLL: Various shots of Patrick Mallejacq, Secretary General of the World Road Association, exits his office at La Grande Arche building in Paris’ business district, La Defense (France).

03:10-04:38 SOUNDBITE: Patrick Mallejacq, Secretary-General of the World Road Association

“Our members, and the lead members are 125 member governments, have told us that sustainable mobility is really the core of what we need to work on. So they have asked us to work on topics like sustainable pavements, resilience of road networks, and intelligence of food systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So sustainable mobility is really the priority of all our members.

Consider that 80% of all land transportation in most countries is going over roads. So it's a major asset that needs to be properly maintained. And just one example, if a vehicle drives on a road that is not properly maintained that has not been properly designed, then in all cases that vehicle will emit more greenhouse gas emissions.

If you look at e-scooters, if you look at shared vehicles, they need roads, but electric vehicle looks very fashionable. And it is and it serves the needs of the planet. But the pothole will be felt but an electric vehicle as well. So this is why we will need to be part of a global dialogue and accept that trains have a large part to play and probably increasingly so waterways as well, public transport. The road is a natural part of this mix.

Transportation and sustainability worlds represent about 80% of all inland transport in most countries, and those assets, road infrastructure, are not going to go away very soon. Maybe one day we will have more rail transport, more rail support for freight, more water transport for freight and passengers. But roads are not going to go away. So every improvement we make on roads will contribute towards reducing roads, significant greenhouse gas emissions.”

04:38-05:07 SOUNDBITE: Raquel Sanchez, Spanish Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda 


“Esos cambios en los paradigmas de la movilidad nos conducen a hablar también de la eficiencia energética, que desde luego nos permita conseguir esa descarbonización del transporte que en nuestro país es el principal responsable de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y que implica también que analicemos opciones alternativas al coche privado que tengan un coste razonable para los ciudadanos.”

"These changes in the paradigms of mobility also lead us to talk about energy efficiency, which of course allows us to achieve the decarbonisation of transport, which in our country is the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions, and which also implies that we analyse alternative options to the private car that have a reasonable cost for citizens.” 

05:07-05:09 B-ROLL: Participants at a press conference in Madrid (Spain) on Thursday 26 June 2022 where Global Mobility Call pose for the press (VIDEO  SHOT CREDIT: EFE)

05:09-05:29 SOUNDBITE: Raquel Sanchez, Spanish Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda


“Es absolutamente imprescindible que haya espacios como este en el que podamos poner en común ideas, podamos poner en común experiencias y compromisos, sobre todo compromisos en pos a esa movilidad sostenible que nos permita afrontar el colosal reto que supone el cambio el cambio climático.”
“It is absolutely essential that there are spaces such as this (Global Mobility Call) in which we can share ideas, experiences and commitments, above all commitments to sustainable mobility that will allow us to face the colossal challenge of climate change.”
05:29-05:40 B-ROLL: Participants at a press conference in Madrid (Spain) on Thursday 26 June 2022 where Global Mobility Call pose for the press was presented by Raquel Sanchez, Spain’s Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and Jose Vicente de los Mozos, Chairman IFEMA MADRID Executive Committee (VIDEO CREDIT: EFE)

05:40-06:50 SOUNDBITE: José Vicente de los Mozos, Chairman IFEMA MADRID Executive Committee. 

“Global Mobility Call will be a unique opportunity to learn about the great advances that are taking place in the world in the process of transforming mobility.
This ambitious event aims to turn Madrid and Spain into the world's leading hub for sustainable mobility. A sector that only in our country is expected to attract an investment of 54,000 million euros, and employment creation that could exceed one million people.
The event, which will be held from 14 to 16 June in Madrid, will play a fundamental role as “MARCA ESPAÑA”. A great forum with the participation of the main Spanish and international public institutions and business corporations linked to the development of mobility projects, and in which inspiring talks will be given by great leaders of international prestige.” 

2 June 2022