Who we are

The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLOCAT) is the international multi-stakeholder partnership that enables collaborative knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport and brings the voice of the movement into international climate change and sustainability processes.

SLOCAT curates a large international and multi-stakeholder partnership stemming from a broad community of sustainable, low carbon transport champions across sectoral transport organisations, NGOs, think-tanks, philanthropy, governments, UN system entities and multilateral and bilateral development organisations, academia and the private sector.

The multi-stakeholder nature and neutral convening capacity of the SLOCAT Partnership is mobilised to realise enabling frameworks for sustainable, low carbon transport and mobility, by going there where others do not or cannot go individually.


The knowledge tools, data analyses, policy advocacy and multi-stakeholder gatherings proposed by SLOCAT are universal; however our geographical footprint is targeted at the Global South. 

Our primary focus is on land transport  including both motorised and non-motorised, passenger and freight transport.

Board of Directors

In July 2019, the members and partners of the SLOCAT Partnership and the supporters of the SLOCAT Foundation elected a new cohort of Board Members to serve for the next three years. The SLOCAT Board brings together a diverse group of experts in terms of geographical representation and wide-range of experience from transport, energy, and cities sectors.

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SLOCAT Secretariat

The SLOCAT Secretariat is the administrative body of SLOCAT, overseen by the Board of the SLOCAT Foundation. The SLOCAT Secretariat services both the SLOCAT Partnership and the SLOCAT Foundation, which is registered in the Netherlands. The SLOCAT Secretariat team is based across different continents.

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SLOCAT Partnership

The SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable Transport is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector).

The thematic scope of the Partnership is land transport in developing countries, including freight and passenger transport. Both motorized and non-motorized transport are included. The policies proposed by SLOCAT are universal but the geographical scope of the Partnership is mainly for developing countries. The SLOCAT Partnership’s current focus is Asia, Latin America and Africa.

The SLOCAT Partnership was established in 2009 to provide a global voice on Sustainable Transport. The guiding document for the establishment of the SLOCAT Partnership was the Bellagio Declaration on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport.

For more information of the establishment of the SLOCAT Partnership, please see the Press Release: New Partnership Calls for Copenhagen Climate Agreement to Tackle Growing Transport Emissions (2009)

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SLoCaT Work Program

The activities of the SLOCAT Partnership are guided by the SLOCAT Work Program.

The Work Program is developed by the SLOCAT Secretariat based on consultations with members of the Partnership. Following review by the SLOCAT Foundation Board, the Work Program is presented for discussion and sign-off at the Annual Meeting of the SLOCAT Partnership in January. The SLOCAT Foundation Board then approves a budget to implement the agreed upon Work Program.

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SLOCAT Foundation

The SLOCAT Foundation (officially “Stichting Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation” was established in July 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands to enable, facilitate and support the SLOCAT Partnership in promoting sustainable, low carbon transport.

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