News and Blog Posts

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.
May 29, 2017
The transport sector is changing at breakneck speed. By 2030, global passenger traffic is set to rise by 50%, and freight volume by 70%. By 2050, we will have twice as many vehicles on the road, with most of the increase coming from emerging markets, where steady economic expansion is creating new lifestyle expectations and mobility aspirations.
March 27, 2017
Development practitioners often rely on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) performance indicators to assess the results of a transport project. Collecting indicators before, during, and after a project allows us to gain insights about project execution and project outputs, which can help us, for example, measure changes in travel time or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system ridership.
February 23, 2017
In March, the international community of statisticians will gather in New York and Ottawa to discuss and agree on a global indicator framework for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 targets of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The task at hand is ambitious. In 2015, heads of state from around the world committed to do nothing less than “transform our world”.
January 23, 2017
In May last year, key stakeholders joined the World Bank Group in calling for global and more concerted action to address the climate impact of transport while ensuring mobility for everyone. More recently, the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport noted, in its final recommendations to Ban Ki-Moon, emphasized the need for “coalitions or partnership networks” to “strengthen coherence” for scaling up sustainable transport, as well as establishing monitoring and evaluation frameworks.