Action towards Climate-Friendly Transport (ACT)

8th October 2021 by Emma Goring

ACT Initiative is the largest global coalition aiming to catalyse transport as an enabler of sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

At the 2019 Climate Action Summit, for the first time, over 100 organisations came together in a bold, multi-pronged commitment to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport worldwide.

The coalition delivers on its goals by connecting innovative approaches with integrated, long-term planning, speeding up the deployment of electric vehicles, creating a mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles, and fostering global dialogue arenas with and among the private sector.

The transport challenge is certainly daunting: Catering to the fast-growing demand for mobility while slashing GHG emissions, strengthening climate resilience, and promoting sustainable development.

Without sustainable transport, the achievement of the 2030 Agenda will be impossible. Transport is the fastest growing emissions sector and is responsible for 28% of energy-related GHG emissions.

With business as usual scenarios, emissions will double by 2050. Nevertheless, we CAN win this race – ACT is delivering results and works through four components.

Four Mutually Reinforcing Components

Component 1: Connects innovative approaches at a global scale with integrated long-term planning and policy-making processes at the city level in developing and emerging countries. Led by Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and Sustainable Mobility for All Partnership (SUM4All)

Component 2: Supports policy dialogue with governments and mayors, fostering an enabling environment for the mass rollout of electric buses. Led by GIZ and World Resources Institute (WRI)

Component 3: Supports the creation of a mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles by increasing their global demand through commitments made by governments, cities, and private companies. Led by Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), Climate Group/EV100 and CALSTART/Drive to Zero

Component 4: Establishes global dialogue arenas with the private sector to connect key mobility stakeholders and structure collaborative dialogue to help accelerate measurable action. Led by MOVIN’ON by Michelin and International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

Find out more and track their progress here: