On July 25th, Ban Ki-moon Centre CEO Monika Froehler featured on a high-level panel at the 2018 FIA Mobility Conference held in Montevideo, Uruguay. She joined Felipe Calderón, President of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission; Pablo Inthamousso, Mobility Director for Montevideo City; Roberto Falkenstein, Head of Research and Development for Pirelli Tyres; and Sean O’Connor, Director of Strategy for Automobile and Touring Club of United Arab Emirates.
Froehler pointed out that, “Sustainable mobility is necessary to enable the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. FIA is already a Road Safety champion by supporting SDG 3 and SDG 11 on health and sustainable cities and communities with its #3500 lives campaign.” During the panel, Froehler further explained that sustainable mobility, “affects all of us on an individual to global level” and that “75 per cent of people will live in urban centres by 2050, so if we get the city level right now, we’ll be a very long way towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
One of the primary themes in the discussion was the necessity to effectively communicate about sustainability policy. Froehler added:
“We need to adopt systems that adapt to new technology, and the young need to be educated about this. Half of the world is under the age of 25, and that proportion is set to increase. It will be their demands that drive the economy, but we need to pave the way now to ensure we can succeed in a future that has to be environmentally friendly.”
For more information on the conference: https://www.fia.com/2018-fia-mobility-conference