Friday, 13 January 2012, VIC Vienna: at ACUNS Conference: "The TRIPLE BENEFIT PRINCIPLE.."


Essentials about the interactions of health, mobility and sustainable development, the key role of mobility in the process of energy transformation. Experience with MOBILITY-workshops to find sustainable solutions for given demands.



The TRIPLE BENEFIT PRINCIPLE is a methodology enabling individuals and communities in industrial societies to approach CO2-neutral life-style and sustainable energy sufficiency (avoiding coal, oil and gas) rapidly. It consists of (1) learning logistics for switching from car use to mainly bicycle and train and other clean electricity vehicle use, (2) thereby improving individual and global health (see WHO tool HEAT for Cycling), and (3) investing saved money in green energy.
The TRIPLE BENEFIT PRINCIPLE is being promoted by so called MOBILITY –workshops. These workshops consist of three parts:
1) General information and data about greenhouse gas resulting from housing, eating, mobility and others in industrial societies. The key role of mobility. Mobility logistics. Individual and Global Cost and Health Benefits of Cycling.
2) Playing the interactive educational game MOBILITY in teams, challenging every participant’s creativity to find low emission solutions for given demands and scenarios.
3) Discussion of outcomes and brainstorming for initiatives. The goal is to find creative low emission mobility solutions for daily needs, using more bike and train thus reducing greenhouse gas, improving individual and global health and investing thereby saved money in green projects like photovoltaic etc.

MOBILITY Workshops have been awarded by the Austrian UNESCO-Commission as a project of the UN DECADE OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

MOBILITY WORKSHOPS and lectures about the TRIPLE BENEFIT PRINCIPLE have been performed in schools, universities, communities, and at special events in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Lithuania and Latvia.
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