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.

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.

A global coalition is decarbonising the transport sector

On the occasion of the United Nations 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.

After the Climate Action Summit, the momentum created through ACT has fostered innovations by connecting multiple stakeholders from the private sector, governments, cities, NGOs, academia, and others. The implementation of all components is supported through UN-Habitat.

Some of the activities of ACT Initiative in 2020 include the following:

Focus on the transport sector’s role and response during the pandemic; supporting countries with recommendations on how immediate actions
could look like.
Cities Introduction to Transport Planning for Sustainable Cities – Free online training course by TUMI and University College London with the FutureLearn.
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Changes coming to the zero-emission freight vehicles markets in North America, Europe and South Asia (particularly India) at the New York Climate Week 2020.
ACTion Group on Zero-Emission Freight Vehicles – Established by the TDA, CALSTART/Drive to Zero, and EV100.
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Two-year plan to explore, with public-private communities of interest, on how the private sector can contribute to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement through the framework of the
Movin’On Summit.
With key leadership from UITP, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Movin’On, SLOCAT and private sector leaders.

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