Sustainable Mobility for All (Sum4All)

May 27, 2017


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Sustainable Mobility for All

At the Climate Action Summit 2016, the World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim, called for action to accelerate efforts to unify and transform the transport sector. He proposed to develop, with interested transport stakeholders, a new and strategic global initiative that will support the implementation of the SDGs and transform the sector. This announcement was welcomed by the now former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon. Out of this call for action, Sustainable Mobility for All™ was born.

In January 2017, the initiative was formally established during its first Consortium Meeting in Washington DC, with a workplan and an interim governance arrangement. Sustainable Mobility for All™ brings together a diverse and influential group of transport stakeholders, with a commitment to speak with one global voice and act collectively to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and transform the transport sector.

We stand for a mobility of goods and people that is:

  • Equitable: Ensuring that transport is connecting people and communities to jobs, schools and health care and in the delivery of goods and services to rural and urban areas, thus providing all with equal opportunities and leaving no one behind.
  • Efficient: Ensuring that the increased demand for mobility is met at the least possible cost for society. This includes road, rail, maritime, ferry and air transport, as well as non-motorized transport, such as cycling and walking.
  • Safe: Reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities from transportation mishaps across all modes of transport.
  • Green: Lowering the environmental footprint of the transport sector to combat climate change and pollution.

We are reshaping the mobility agenda through:

  • Advocacy: for greater coherence in international, national, and local transport policies and investments. More coherence means more predictability—a key factor to attract private investments and make real changes happen.
  • Actions: promoting policy reforms and investments that will achieve a mobility pattern that is sustainable. Laying out a roadmap of actions for the international community to consider in order to achieve the goals of universal access, efficiency, safety and green mobility.
  • Financing: for delivering the “right” mobility. Sum4All and its partners will work towards increasing and directing financing to achieve the four global objectives