World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.

Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.

Programs on Low Carbon Transport

1.     Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP)

SMP has developed a globally applicable process to support cities developing integrated sustainable urban mobility plans. It is a data-driven multi-stakeholder approach with the vision to accelerate progress towards multimodal, inclusive and low-environmental impact mobility in cities. Solutions are derived from a database of best practices, including the necessary enablers of implementation (financial mechanisms, policy, behavior etc)  

This process has been tested in six cities worldwide (Chengdu, Bangkok, Indore, Hamburg, Lisbon and Campinas) and more cities are starting to use it. See

2.       Road Freight Lab

The solutions being proposed and designed in this partnership include improving the accessibility of cutting edge fleet optimization tools to small and medium sized enterprises, co-optimizing multiple fleet movements through a common ICT platform, sharing assets such as distribution centers and trucks, deploying alternative fuel/electric vehicles and infrastructure and efficient long-distance road vehicles.

3.     below50

This campaign is dedicated to scaling the development and deployment of low carbon fuels. Currently, the portfolio of technologies enable a GHG reduction of, at least, 50% compared to fossil fuels. The ambition is to help a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions by replacing 10% of global transportation fossil fuel use with Low Carbon Transport Fuels in 2030 across all modes. See

4.     LNG in Shipping

As a first step we will work with the International Transport Forum (ITF) to model the CO2 impact of LNG deployment as a fuel for ships. This work will draw on the ITF global freight model and define scenarios of deployment, showing the impacts on transport choices/flows of real routes. A next step could include building a coalition of infrastructure providers, ship owners, governments to make the case for an ambitious and coordinated deployment plan.

5.     Improve CO2 Emissions Data

There is a lack of comprehensive and consistent assessments of the worldwide potential for CO2 emission reduction and especially costs of mitigation from the transport sector. This is especially true for freight transport modes. We will work with member companies to improve on ITF global transport models and promote the Global Logistics Emissions Council accounting framework led by the Smart Freight Centre.

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