SLoCat Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport


Name of initiative SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
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Starting year 2009
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Secretariat SLOCAT Registration Address: Rue Sainte Marie, 6, 1080 Bruxelles, Belgium

Organisational structure The SLoCaT Foundation (officially “Stichting Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation") was established in August 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands to enable, facilitate and support the SLoCaT Partnership in promoting sustainable, low carbon transport.

The functioning of the SLoCaT Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors. Five Board members represent the SLoCaT Partnership and four others represent the Supporters of the SLoCaT Foundation. In July 2019, the members of the SLoCaT Partnership and the supporters of the SLoCaT Foundation elected a new cohort of Board Members to serve for the next three years. The new SLoCaT Board brings together a diverse group of experts in terms of geographical representation and wide-range of experience from transport, energy, and cities sectors. For more information, please visit:

Geographical coverage Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa
Name of lead organisation SLoCaT Partnership
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium


Description SLOCAT is the international multi-stakeholder partnership that enables collaborative knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport and brings the voice of the movement into international climate change and sustainability processes. With a primary focus on land transport, and a geographic footprint targeted at the Global South; we deliver on our mission through 3 mutually-reinforcing work streams; namely knowledge and policy analysis; advocacy and engagement, and dialogue and networking. Our Partnership engages a vibrant international, multi-stakeholder ecosystem of over 90 entities across transport sectors associations, knowledge and academia, governments, multilateral organisations, NGOs, philanthropy and industry; as well as a large community of world-class experts and change-makers. By going there where others do not or cannot go individually, our inclusive, multi-stakeholder Partnership is leveraged to set ambitious global agendas and catalyse new thinking and solutions for the urgent transformation of mobility systems.
Objectives The SLoCaT Partnership aims to promote the integration of sustainable, low carbon transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change and leverage action in support of the implementation of the global policies.
Activities Enable collaborative knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport.

Bring the voice of the movement into international climate change and sustainability processes Go there where others do not or cannot go individually, leveraging our Partnership to set ambitious global agendas and catalyse new thinking and solutions for the urgent transformation of mobility systems. Synthesise and translate data and knowledge on combined transport, climate and sustainability matters. Provide thought leadership and advocacy to shape the global sustainable, low carbon transport agenda. Curate multi-stakeholder trust spaces for peers within and beyond the transport community to exchange, learn from each other and collaborate. Operate around key international multilateral forums and initiatives at the global and regional levels.

Please refer to our website and Strategic Development Plan 2020-2022:"

One or two success stories achieved In alignment with its mission to promote sustainable transport; over the course of a year, SLoCaT Partnership organizes and supports various events focusing on sustainable transport, especially with links to sustainable development and climate change issues. Some of these events like Transport Day are recurring every year. For more information, please see

Monitoring and Impacts

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Function of initiative Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Advocacy
Goals Sustainable transport is a cross-cutting theme in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It supports the achievement of at least 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and makes direct and indirect contributions to at least 13 SDG targets. In addition, transport is directly related to five SDG indicators. The 2030 Agenda encourages member states to submit Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which has been convening annually since 2016 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The VNR process aims to facilitate the sharing of experiences among countries, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Since the first HLPF in 2016, the SLoCaT Partnershiphas been assessing transport references in the VNRs submitted each year. The assessment aims to: - Provide a useful resource for policy-makers to better understand the role of transport in achieving the SDGs; - Outline recommendations to policy-makers on goal-setting, implementing and reporting on sustainable transport progress; - Help the transport community (and other relevant sectors e.g. energy, health) better understand the pattern, gaps and opportunities in reporting sustainable transport in the VNR process.

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Participants Number Names
Members 46  
Companies 9 ALSTOM (France),Doppelmayr Garaventa group (Austria),Grütter Consulting (Germany),Movinon (USA),R Ricardo Trucking (USA),Rupprecht Consult (Germany),SNCF (France),BRT Centre of Excellence (Chile),Institute of Transport Studies - University of Leeds (United K.).
Business organisations 1 Ford Foundation (USA).
Research and educational organisations 7 CEPT University (India),  ITS UC Davis (USA),  Stockholm Environmental Institute (Sweden),  University of Birmingham (United K.),  University of Cape Town (South Africa),  Wuppertal Institute (Germany),  University College London (United K.).
Non-governmental organisations 7 UITP (Switzerland),  UIC (France),  UNIFE (Belgium),  SSATP (USA),  Brake (United K.),  C40 (United K.),  CCAP (United K.)
National states 0
Governmental actors 3 GIZ (Germany),  AFD (France),  CAF (Venezuela).
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 10 Nordic Development Fund (Finland),  Asean Development Fund (Philippines),  GEF (USA),  IEA (France),  IRENA (United Arab Emirates),  International Transport Forum (France),  UNCRD (USA),  UNCTAD (Switzerland),  UNDESA (Kenya),  WHO (Switzerland).
Financial Institutions 9 EBRD (United K.),  EIB (Luxembourg),  IDB (USA),  IsDB (Saudi Arabia),  World Bank (USA),  UNDP (USA),  CEPAL (Chile),  UNEP (Nairobi),  UN HABITAT (USA).
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 28 April 2022 11:39:15

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