E-bikes will help reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the fundamental climate goal that the United Nations established in the Paris Agreement. Here’s why.
The Paris Agreement and its goals
The Paris Agreement is a stipulation signed by 195 states which brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with special support to assist developing countries to do so.
More specifically, Its aim is to limit the global average temperature rise to below 2 degrees and to pursue all efforts necessary to limit the global temperature increase.
To reach this ambitious but extremely needed climate objective, we must cut emissions to net-zero by 2050. This means that we must match the same quantity of CO2 we emit, by removing the same quantity from the atmosphere.
Electric bikes for a greener future
It is thus clear that a radical adoption of green technological innovations is needed to achieve a zero-net emissions level by 2050. Many eco-friendly solutions, first of all, the electric-powered bicycle, have been popular for a few years, but now they need to be adopted quickly and on a large scale in our everyday life.
E-bikes assume a key role in this scenario because of their affordable cost and ease of use: we all learned to ride a bike when we were young!
As part of the EU commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, a switch from petrol/diesel to electric-powered vehicles & bikes will help to:
- improve air quality in towns and cities
- reduce noise
- lower CO2 emissions
- reduce traffic
In a broader sense, choosing e-bikes instead of traditional means of transportation will also help the single citizen; in fact electric bicycles can:
- keep people healthy
- lower time and travel costs
- stimulate an active lifestyle
- reduce overall stress
Learn more about the benefits in the everyday life that e-bikes can give you, in our article.
As we have seen, everybody – both private citizens and corporates – can do their part to help reach the net-zero goal by 2050 by choosing e-bikes as their primary vehicle of choice.