Low carbon mobilty in arctic and northern mobilties

Projekter: ProjektForskning



Achieving the global aim of low-carbon mobility will require changing behavioural habits, reducing transport use, promoting
energy efficiency and enhancing the use of renewable energy sources. While these aims can be partly addressed through
administrative decisions and implementing regional and national strategies, changing people’s habits and routines is much more
challenging and demands change in broader social practices. This project will examine social practices of mobility and socially
sustainable mobility transformations in the Northern Peripheries. In these regions, with sparse populations, cold climates, and
long distances, achieving low-carbon mobility is societally important, but especially challenging for the future development of
remote, peripheral rural areas and their communities that depend on natural resources and their extraction. Instead of a
sectoral approach to mobility, typical in climate change strategies, this project has a comprehensive approach to the social
practices of mobility. Our main task will be one of enhancing the implementation of current regional and national strategies
around climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts that support innovative low-carbon social practices of mobility and
immobility in Arctic and northern peripheral areas. In this preparatory project all relevant strategies will be evaluated and both
public and private stakeholders contacted. The project will use a selection of case studies in different mobility contexts. The
consortium has a wide array of expertise and also geographical outreach from Greenland to Ireland and Scandinavia. With the
lead of Luke we will make a full proposal which addresses current practices and the societal preconditions of mobilities, the
most important obstacles to change, and most significantly, important local solutions and best practices. Overall the project
supports the implementation of UN SDGs 2030.


to apply for a full project through INTERREG


EU Northern Periphery project to prepare application for full project
Kort titelArctic Mobility
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/202230/06/2022