Multi-stakeholder policies and proposals to advance global sustainable transport

Co‐organized by: SLOCAT, C40 Cities, CALSTART/Drive to Zero, Climate Group/EV100, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Association of Public Transport (UITP), MOVIN’ON by Michelin, Sustainable Mobility for All Partnership (SUM4All), Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA)Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), World Resources Institute (WRI), as leads of The Action Towards Climate-Friendly Transport Initiative (ACT Initiative)

Date and time: 15 October 2021 / 9:30‐10:30 pm. CST / 3:30-4:30 p.m. CEST

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This event has a targeted approach to multi-stakeholder engagement and synergies, focused on the policy and proposals needed to advance progress. The ACT Initiative is the world’s 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 is delivering results and works through four components, each with its own nuanced goals and approaches.

The coalition of over 100 organisations 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.

This event will bring a focused and effective approach to sustainable transport policymaking from stakeholders around the world, delivering on the conference’s call for global action to further advance sustainable transport worldwide.


  1. Session introduction: Shivam Ghai, Policy and Advocacy (SLOCAT) (5 min)
  2. Welcome: Dr. Heike Henn, Commissioner for climate policy and climate financing at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (5 min
  3. Interactive presentation on the Four working components of ACT and how they synergise amongst the ACT ecosystem (5 min)
  4. Panel Discussion (40 min): Moderator: Shivam Ghai, Policy and Advocacy (SLOCAT)
    1. Long-term planning and policy-making processes at the city level in developing and emerging countries
      • Nancy Vandyke, Lead Economist for the World Bank’s Transport and Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4ALL) (TBC)
    2. Enabling an environment for the mass rollout of electric buses, TUMI E-Bus Mission
      • Dr. Bruno Reis, Mayor of the City of Salvador, Brazil (TBC)
    3. Creating a mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles by increasing their global demand through commitments made by governments, cities, and private companies
      • Cristiano Façanha, Director, CALSTART Drive to Zero (TBC)
    4. Establishing global dialogue arenas with the private sector to connect key mobility stakeholders and structure collaborative dialogue to help accelerate measurable action
      • (TBC) International Association of Public Transport
      • (TBC), Michelin’s Movin’On
  5. Questions from the audience (5 min)