The Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) is the largest global coalition aiming to catalyze transport as an enabler of sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. The coalition delivers on its goals by connecting innovative approaches with integrated long-term planning, accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles, creating a mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles, and fostering global dialogue arenas with the private sector.
ICLEI is one of the subscribing partners contributing to long-term policies and planning at the city level, and facilitating enabling environment for the roll-out of zero-emission vehicles for passengers and goods.
As part of the broad coalition convened under the Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) initiative, the Zero-Emission Freight Vehicle (ZEFV) ACTion Group has created a common vision together with key players working to scale up the global mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles. ICLEI is part of the ZEFV ACTion Group, championed by the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA).
ICLEI supports the Call for Zero Emission Freight Vehicles. With this call, we aim to increase demand for zero-emission freight vehicles by identifying like-minded organizations, which can lead to joint procurement opportunities or other solutions for zero-emission transport.
ICLEI is a signatory to the Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility Declaration prepared by Poland and the United Kingdom. It is an impetus to ensure that all people can live in clean, citizen and environmentally friendly cities by making efforts to promote electromobility and clean transport.
Initiated by Robin Chase, the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities were launched at the Ecomobility World Festival 2017 in Kaohsiung, where they were reflected in ICLEI’s Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility. ICLEI is part of the founding coalition.
In July 2019, the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) announced the election of their new Board of Directors to serve for the next three years. ICLEI Secretary General Gino Van Begin was one of the nine leaders in the sustainability, transport, climate and cities fields elected to SLoCaT Board of Directors.
ICLEI is part of the Sustainable Transport Award Committee. Each year, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians.