America has a huge problem when it comes to fighting climate change: car culture. Our country’s overreliance on automobiles has led to the most energy-intensive, inequitable transportation system of any wealthy country. In fact, transportation is the leading contributor of greenhouse gas emissions of all industries. Automakers and states are stepping up with sweeping zero-emission vehicle mandates, but it’s not enough.
Vehicle electrification alone won’t save us. True transportation decarbonization demands a thoughtful approach. To meet the standards set by the Paris Climate Accords, we must:
» Decarbonize cars and trucks;
» Create a better way to fund the transportation system, instead of the liquid fuels tax;
» Encourage mode-shift away from cars, by increasing public transit frequency/availability, bolstering biking and pedestrian infrastructure, and;
» Center environmental and economic justice for LMI and BIPOC communities who have been most heavily impacted by fossil fuel emissions.
Mobilify is committed to facilitating this transition. We currently convene several task forces that advance clean transportation efforts by promoting policies to implement equitable electrification, revolutionize transportation funding, and preserve and grow resources for transit expansion. Mobilify also advises statewide and national coalitions convened by like-minded leaders invested in advancing these approaches.