Our department had started implementing the activities of the SmartMOVE project, which will bring many new and innovative solutions for sustainable mobility to the Ljubljana urban region. At the project Kick-off-meeting, which took place on 1 June 2022, project partners reviewed the set tasks and goals, followed by detailed presentations of individual activities.
In addition to the JSI, the project includes Regional development agency in the Ljubljana urban region (RRA LUR), Urban Institute of Ljubljana, Association of Employers of Slovenia, GoOpti d.o.o., IPoP – Institute for Spatial Policies, Center for Energy Efficient Solutions – CER and Norwegian partner Nordland Research Institute.
In close cooperation with partners, activities in the next two years will be aimed primarily at raising awareness of the importance of sustainable mobility between employers and employees. Five mobility plans will be prepared for organizations and locations with a large number of employees and visitors. Moreover, sustainable mobility solutions will be established with dynamic collective transport, and a certificate for sustainable mobility will be developed. In addition, recommendations will be prepared for the strategic orientations of the competent bodies of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of sustainable mobility, as well as proposals for improving and upgrading the existing Integrated Transport Strategy of the Ljubljana Urban Region.
The main role of JSI will be in work package 3, Development of a “green certificate”. An essential element of the certificate is a set of criteria that must be met by a potential recipient. JSI, in cooperation with other partners, especially ZDS and IPoP, will prepare a method for capturing data on the transport structure of employees of each company and a model for evaluating the environmental and other impacts of this structure. For example, an assessment of CO2 emissions will be an integral part of the model. The model will enable a comparison of the situation before and after the introduction of a certain organizational or structural change. The criteria covered by the model will define the requirements to be met by the recipient of the green certificate. The JSI is also expected to participate in the development of other decision-making and evaluation models that are important for:
- recording the current state of traffic flows and environmental impacts,
- identifying areas (municipalities, regions) for introducing alternative methods of transport to work; and
- an assessment of the changes and impacts of the introduction of alternative modes of transport.
The SmartMOVE project is co-financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway funds from the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in the amount of EUR 1,609,166.79. The purpose of the project is Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
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