New Harvard Business Review study with Schneider Electric captures best practices for local managers planning low-carbon transportation infrastructure
- Transport authorities can smartly tackle the infrastructure of the future through auditing, fundraising and external expertise
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, October 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With research conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, Schneider Electric, leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, published a New article consolidate expert advice on how best to approach the planning and deployment of infrastructure of the future by local transport officials.
The in-depth article examines the responsibilities that sustainable infrastructure programs place on local transportation and government officials; and the approaches they can take to fulfill them. It also establishes best practices for executing net zero carbon goals and other goals set for future transportation investments and leveraging external resources such as industry leaders and community stakeholders.
“In the war against climate change, we are fighting against the clock. Transportation is one of the most important decarbonization goals to meet local, national and international climate goals,” said Frédéric Godemel, EVP Power Systems & Services at Schneider Electric. “However, the green transport and mobility infrastructure of tomorrow is mostly planned and implemented at the local level, so it is so important that local transport managers know exactly how to get started, and that is what this new research explains. what this new research explains.”
The research paper, commissioned by Schneider Electric, draws on the deep analytical, thought-provoking and academic expertise of numerous industry thought leaders, including those at the MIT Mobility Initiative, World Resources Institute and Texas A&M’s Transport Institute.
The central role of green infrastructure
Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is a key enabler of productivity and economic development. However, climate change and rapid growth in urbanization have made it even more crucial for governments, municipalities, public infrastructure owners, energy grids and transportation providers to make well-planned investments in more sustainable solutions. smarter and greener to support economic growth.
“In times of intensifying natural disasters and rapid urbanization, infrastructure systems are under immense pressure to provide resilient and reliable services. Urban environments also rely heavily on the ability of infrastructure to handle the electrification of public transport, we need a green revolution in infrastructures to maintain the flow of energy, transport and protect businesses and society against climate change”, added M. Godemel.
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