Passion for sustainability

Journey of Transmedia.online

Prior to Transmedia.online, Peter was Secretary General of a European transport association (NGO) in Brussels. Basically, his role was to create understanding between different sectors, silo’s and systems, worldwide. One of his tasks was to promote sustainable, yet profitable use of infrastructure with minimal impact on the environment.

Hence the name ‘Transmedia’. It refers to his extensive transportation and energy network, which has an impact on climate change. Also, the name is a wink to the required transition from fossil to non-fossil and the human transformation required.

He proposed crazy but entertaining sustainability campaigns to influence and transform the establishment.

Event example: he launched the idea to park a train under the European Parliament (yes, under). The objective was to claim attention for green transport corridors.

Legislative example: sustainability values and definitions were included or reinforced in EU infrastructure related R&D programmes. E.g. ‘green’, ‘integrated’, ‘seamless’, ‘sustainability’, ‘interoperability’, ‘intermodality’ and ‘internalisation of external costs’.

Aside of R&D Horizon2020 project outcomes, also infotainment e.g. cartoons were used to claim attention for pioneering sustainable concepts at EU level. Feel free to ask reports or pictures of meetings with EU authorities in Brussels.

Conference examples: innovative sustainable concepts have been positioned at conferences in Australia, Baltic, Brazil, Canada, China, Emirates, India, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and in most of the 27 capitals of the EU member states. To safeguard the environment, CO2 was offset and/or alternative transportation means were used.

Fact finding field missions to regions affected by climate change (India, Thailand) made Peter even more passionate about sustainable solutions delivering a positive contribution to climate change mitigation.