Action towards Climate Friendly Transport


Name of initiative Action towards Climate Friendly Transport
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2019
End year
Secretariat SLOCAT Partnership, Rue Sainte Marie, 6 · Bruxelles 1080 · Belgium,
Organisational structure SLOCAT Partnership (Belgium), GIZ (Germany), Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (Global), SuM4All (USA), International Association of Public Transport (Belgium), MOVIN’ON by Michelin (France), CALSTART/Drive to Zero (USA), EV100/The Climate Group (Global) You can join the initiative at:

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Action towards Climate-Friendly Transport (ACT)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) is the largest global coalition aiming to catalyse 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. ACT shows how climate protection, quality of life and just growth are intrinsically linked in the transport sector.
Objectives Accelerate the development and deployment of zero emission vehicles by 2030. Establish a multi-region platform for e-bus deployment in 500 cities by 2025, particularly in the Global South.
Activities • Component 1 is led by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and the Sustainable Mobility for All Partnership (SUM4All) and aims to connect innovative approaches at a global scale with integrated long-term planning and policy-making processes at the city level in developing and emerging countries.

• Component 2 is led by GIZ and WRI to support, in policy dialogue with governments and mayors, an enabling environment for mass rollout of electric busses. • Component 3 is led by the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), EV100 and CALSTART/Drive to Zero and will support the creation of a mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles by increasing their global demand through commitments made by governments, cities and private companies. • Component 4 is led by MOVIN’ON’s and UITP’s membership by establishing global dialogue arenas with the private sector to connect key mobility stakeholders and to structure collaborative dialogue and help accelerate measurable action.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
E SDG goals icons-individual-rgb-13.png  
Function of initiative Implementation
Activity of initiative Goal setting (ex-ante)
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Stakeholders who have committed to the goals
Value (#)500
Goals I. Improving the access of people and goods around the world to affordable, clean, safe and reliable mobility in order to improve individual development opportunities,

II. Advancing the mass roll-out of zero emission vehicles to aid decarbonisation of the transport sector, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions of urban transport systems, III. Aiming towards the integration of a wide field of actors including national and subnational governments and their networks, financiers and international development cooperation actors as well as the private sector and civil society to work with unified forces to adress sustainable urban mobility challenges. IV. Strengthening the political, legal and institutional frameworks, V. Reducing the adverse health and poverty-driving impacts of air pollution due to urban transport and road accidents.

Comments on indicators and goals e-bus deployment in 500 cities by 2025
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 109  
Companies 28 Alstom (Global),Ashok Leyland Limited (Global),Bolloré/Bluebus (France),Breytner - Zero Emission Transport (The Netherlands),GYD (China),Caetano Bus (Portugal),Calstart - Drive to Zero (Global),EDP - Energias de Portugal (Portugal),MAN Truck and Bus (Global),Michelin (Global),Safra (Global),Scania AB (Global),Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. (Global),Teyva Motors (Global),VDL Bus & Coach (Global),Volvo Bus Corporation (Global),Yutong (Global),DB Schenker (Germany),Svensk Kollektivtrafik (Sweden),Golden Dragon Bus (China),King Long (China),Green Energy Scandinavia (Norway),Vandamme Reinigingstechnieken (Belgium),Aurora (Germany),Bikeliner Vertrieb (Germany),Heavac (The Netherlands)
Business organisations 9 EV100 (United Kingdom),  UITP (Belgium),  UIC (France),  MOVIN'ON (France),  EV100 (UK),  ESMAP by Worldbank (USA),  SuM4ALL (Global),  TDA - Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (Global),  WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Global)
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 12 GIZ (Germany),  C40 (United Kingdom),  ICLEI (Germany),  WRI (USA),  ITDP (USA),  Despacio (Global),  FIA Foundation (Global),  International Road Federation (Global),  Smart Freight Centre (Global),  STA - Sustainable Transport Africa (Global),  Busworld Foundation (Belgium),  Global Passenger Network (Spain)
National states 3 Netherlands,  Portugal,  United Kingdom.
Governmental actors 3 BMZ - Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development(Germany),  Sustainable Mobility for All (USA),  SLoCaT Secretariat (China)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 49 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),  Auckland (New Zealand),  Banjarmasin (Indonesia),  Barcelona (Spain),  Birmingham (United Kingdom),  Bogota (Colombia),  Cape Town (South Africa),  Cairo (Egypt),  Chennai (India),  Copenhagen (Denmark),  Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania),  Fortaleza (Brazil),  Greater Manchester (United Kingdom),  Guadalajara (Mexico),  Heidelberg (Germany),  Hoi An (Viet Nam),  Honolulu (USA),  Jinja (Uganda),  Kochi (India),  Lagos (Nigeria),  London (United Kingdom),  Los Angeles (USA),  Medellin (Colombia),  Mexico City (Mexico),  Milan (Italy),  Nairobi (Kenya),  Oslo (Norway),  Oxford (UK),  Paris (France),  Porto (Portugal),  Quito (Ecuador),  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),  Rome (Italy),  Santa Monica (USA),  Santiago (Chile),  Sao Paulo (Brazil),  Seattle (USA),  Seoul (South Korea),  Singra (Bangladesh),  Tokyo (Japan),  Trujillo (Peru),  Vancouver (Canada),  Warsaw (Poland),  West Hollywood (USA),  Windhoek (Namibia),  Rotterdam (Netherlands),  Zhytomyr (Ukraine),  El kelaa de Straghna (Morocco),  Ambato (Ecuador).
Intergovernmental organisations 1 UN Habitat (Kenya)
Financial Institutions 4 ADB (Phillippines),  CAF (Venezuela),  KfW (Germany),  Islamic Development Bank (Saudi Arabia)
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 1 TUMI (Germany)
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Last update: 9 March 2021 10:53:11

Not only have national states as participators