September 28, 2018
Join the conversation on sustainable mobility with those whose voices matter and help shape the future of mobility.
August 21, 2018
"Sustainable Energy," a CNBC Special Report investigates energy innovations that improve the way we live, work and play. In 2018, "Sustainable Energy" launched a new series focusing on the relationship between energy and transport. The sixth program of the series - "The Clean, Green Future of Transport" focuses on mobility and the developing world.
August 15, 2018
In the current international context, a binding framework of action is unlikely to be supported by all countries in the international community. Therefore, the development of a framework based on voluntary compliance is the basis for obtaining support from relevant governments. This seems to be the most realistic and a relatively constructive first step.
July 16, 2018
The Global Tracking Framework for transport is a new platform of indicators and data to help track global progress towards sustainable mobility. This new tool was developed with the support of the UK Government's Department for International Development, as well as from all the members of the SuM4All Consortium. The vision for sustainable mobility is built around four global objectives—universal access, efficiency, safety and green mobility. The Global Tracking Framework identifies targets for these four objectives and tracks or measures them with data and indicators.
July 11, 2018
The Chinese government, based on its commitment to carbon reduction in the Paris Climate Agreement, laid out its intention to achieve peak CO₂ emissions by 2030, and to make its best effort to peak as early as possible. It committed to lowering CO₂ emissions per unit of GDP by 60–65 percent of their 2005 levels and to increasing the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to about 20 percent.
July 05, 2018
The international community has adopted numerous instruments to shape the future of transport worldwide, ranging from legal agreements and conventions to declarations, resolutions, and programmes of action. These instruments help policymakers framing policy action to achieve sustainable mobility. The nature and scope of these instruments vary widely: they can be binding or nonbinding for countries, global or regional, focus on specific modes of transport or tackle sector-wide issues.
July 05, 2018
Not a day goes by without a new story on how technology is redefining what is possible for transport. A futuristic world of self-driving, automated cars seems closer than ever. While the ongoing wave of innovation certainly opens up a range of exciting new possibilities, I see three enduring challenges that we need to address if we want to make sure technology can indeed help the transport sector move in the right direction:
May 04, 2018
Three years ago, Professor Leszek Sibilski embarked on an academic project to explore the role of bicycles in development. Little did he know then that his project would evolve into a massive advocacy effort, backed by the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative, to have the United Nations designate a day to celebrate and promote bicycle use around the world. He succeeded.