The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity which supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, the environment and sustainable mobility.
The Foundation has consultative status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations, participates in various UN road safety and environment related working parties and is a member of the UN Global Road Safety Collaboration. It also provides the secretariat for the Make Road Safe campaign, and the independent Commission for Global Road Safety. To support the implementation of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, the FIA Foundation manages the Road Safety Fund with the World Health Organization.
Together with the UNEP, the FIA Foundation has developed the ‘Share the Road’ initiative (www.unep.org/transport/sharetheroad/) which brings together the environment and safety agendas. The overall goal is to catalyse policies in government and donor agencies for systematic investments in walking and cycling road infrastructure, linked with public transport systems.
A further key environmental programme is the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) www.globalfueleconomy.org. The GFEI is a partnership of the FIA Foundation, the IEA, ITF, UNEP and ICCT to improve fuel economy across the global car fleet. The Foundation is also a member of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles.