The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organisations to support their actions in favour of a social and ecological transition.
Budget 2018-2020: 50 000 €
Transportation accounts for about one-third of all greenhouse gasses in the world. While people in poorer countries continue to travel little, in OECD countries the transportation sector is often the largest emitter, with private cars accounting for two-thirds of transportation-related emissions. As countries become richer, they adopt the lifestyles of industrialised countries; transportation has grown exponentially in emerging countries. A fair transition also means sharing mobility. This is a blind spot, particularly for the affluent, who are hypermobile and have trouble resolving the contradiction between responsibility and a love of travel. For the working classes, forced to commute over longer and longer distances, it is a crucial economic point. For people and social groups without formal employment (migrants, the homeless, victims of racism, etc.), access to transportation is a basic right because its absence can lead to their de facto exclusion from urban centres and other areas where people exercise their citizenship.
For this period, FPH is conducting an exploratory approach aimed at supporting organisations that strive to bring the problem of hypermobility to the public’s attention, and at backing actions to encourage soft mobility and mobility sharing.