Transport was the second largest sector in Abu Dhabi Ascent in terms of climate action initiatives.  Please click on each initiative name to learn more about the objective of each initiative.

International Union of Railways Initiative: Rail sector and transport authority partnership for substantial reduction in transport GHG emissions, achieved through improved rail sector efficiency, decarbonization of rail sector energy consumption and modal shift to rail

 Interview with Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, International Union of Railways
– For more information on the International Union of Railways Initiative, please click here 

International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Declaration and Commitments on Climate Leadership: Members (1,300 member companies from 92 countries) to demonstrate climateleadership, making voluntary commitments to  reduce emissions orstrengthen climate resilience within their city and region in support of UITP’s goal to achieve a doubling in the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025.
– Interview with Gunnar Heipp, Director of Strategy and Planning, Munich and Chairman of the UITP Sustainable Development Commission
– For more information on the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Initiative, please click here
Urban Electronic Mobility Vehicles Initiative: Governments, industry, finance and civil society to join or phase out conventionally fuelled vehicles and increase the share of electric vehicles in the total volume of individual motorized transport in cities to at least 30% by 2030, to achieve a 30% reduction of CO2 emissions in urban areas by 2050. This initiative is led by UN-Habitat.
– For more information on the Urban Electronic Mobility Vehicles Initiative, please click here
– Please also see UEMI Briefing Note
– Please visit the UEMI page on the UN-Habitat Website.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) ‘Global BRT Alliance’: Cities connect with private sector players and associations in the BRT sphere through a ‘Global BRT Alliance’ facilitating technical guidance and advisory services directly to cities for BRT planning by 2020. This initiative is led by UN-Habitat.
– For more information on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) ‘Global BRT Alliance’ Initiative, please click here 
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Global Fuel Economy InitiativePublic-private partnership to double vehicle efficiency

– Interview with Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (coming soon)
– For more information on the GFEI Initiative, please click here. 


Green Freight Global Plan of Action: Committed governments and companies aim to expend and harmonize green freight programs that will generate reductions in black carbon and CO2 emissions from multimodal goods movement 
– For more information on the Green Freight Initiative, please click here.