The commitment of the Autonomous Community of Madrid (CAM) to sustainable mobility forms part of the Strategy for Air Quality and Climate Change 2013-2020, Azul+ Programme, designed by the Executive to reduce the region’s pollutant and greenhouse gases emissions. The Azul+ Programme contains 19 specific measures referring to the transport sector, representing 33% of its activities, 18 of which are linked to improving the efficiency and sustainability of mobility.
Transport is the sector of activity that consumes the most energy, representing 50.8% of all final energy consumed in the CAM. It is furthermore responsible for 81% of the emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), 66% of particles emissions and 44% of greenhouse gases (CO2e) emitted into the region’s atmosphere.
Mariano González Sáez
Directorate General of Environmental Assessment of the Autonomous Community of Madrid
Article published in: FuturENERGY April 2015