Background and Aim
CARE-North+ aimed to:
- Promote a comprehensive, strategic and practical approach to urban and regional transport/ accessibility in the North Sea Region in the context of climate change and declining oil supplies
- Dissemate existing and new project results
While the North Sea Region deals with the effects of climate change, the traditional understanding of transport is leading to a continued increase in CO2 emissions, undermining other climate protection efforts. The North Sea Region needs to prepare future perspectives also for higher costs of energy – thus also for transport. The North Sea Region needs to prepare future perspectives also for higher costs of energy – thus also for transport.
The combination of these two factors demands a re-thinking of the concept of “transport” (building more road transport infrastructure) to a broader notion of “accessibility” (citizens’ ability to meet their daily social, health, personal and economic needs safely, comfortably and conveniently) as we start to adjust to a post-fossil mobility.
The communication strategies included presentations on international conferences, e-newsletters, workshops, seminars, network dissemination, database use, cooperation with third partners (EEA, city networks, North Sea Commission, etc.). This served to raise the profile of the North Sea Region as a future-focussed, liveable, sustainable, and accessible region.