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Smart-Mobility Services for Climate Mitigation in Urban Areas: Case Studies of Baltic Countries and Germany

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Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Gedimino 50, 44239 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Adelphi, Alt-Moabit 91, 10559 Berlin, Germany
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Riga Energy Agency, Maza Jauniela Street 5, LV-1050 Riga, Latvia
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Tartu Regional Energy Agency, Narva mnt 3, 51009 Tartu, Estonia
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Academic Editor: Wann-Ming Wey
Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4127; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084127
Received: 25 February 2021 / Revised: 2 April 2021 / Accepted: 2 April 2021 / Published: 7 April 2021
The transport sector is one of the largest contributors of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases. In order to achieve the Paris goal of decreasing the global average temperature by 2 °C, urgent and transformative actions in urban mobility are required. As a sub-domain of the smart-city concept, smart-mobility-solutions integration at the municipal level is thought to have environmental, economic and social benefits, e.g., reducing air pollution in cities, providing new markets for alternative mobility and ensuring universal access to public transportation. Therefore, this article aims to analyze the relevance of smart mobility in creating a cleaner environment and provide strategic and practical examples of smart-mobility services in four European cities: Berlin (Germany), Kaunas (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia) and Tartu (Estonia). The paper presents a systematized literature review about the potential of smart-mobility services in reducing the negative environmental impact to urban environments in various cities. The authors highlight broad opportunities from the European Union and municipal documents for smart-mobility initiatives. The theoretical part is supplemented by socioeconomic and environmental descriptions, as well as experience, related to smart-mobility services in the four cities selected. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; smart-mobility services; smart-city planning; climate mitigation smart city; smart-mobility services; smart-city planning; climate mitigation
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Cepeliauskaite, G.; Keppner, B.; Simkute, Z.; Stasiskiene, Z.; Leuser, L.; Kalnina, I.; Kotovica, N.; Andiņš, J.; Muiste, M. Smart-Mobility Services for Climate Mitigation in Urban Areas: Case Studies of Baltic Countries and Germany. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4127. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084127

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Cepeliauskaite G, Keppner B, Simkute Z, Stasiskiene Z, Leuser L, Kalnina I, Kotovica N, Andiņš J, Muiste M. Smart-Mobility Services for Climate Mitigation in Urban Areas: Case Studies of Baltic Countries and Germany. Sustainability. 2021; 13(8):4127. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084127

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Cepeliauskaite, Gabriele; Keppner, Benno; Simkute, Zivile; Stasiskiene, Zaneta; Leuser, Leon; Kalnina, Ieva; Kotovica, Nika; Andiņš, Jānis; Muiste, Marek. 2021. "Smart-Mobility Services for Climate Mitigation in Urban Areas: Case Studies of Baltic Countries and Germany" Sustainability 13, no. 8: 4127. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084127

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