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.
Connect innovative approaches at a global scale with integrated long-term planning and policy-making processes at the city level in developing and emerging countries.
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:
ACT Initiative Partners: