Transport, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) promotes the integration on sustainable transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change. SLoCaT consists of a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organizations, which is supported by the SLoCaT Foundation.
The SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Transport is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector).
The thematic scope of the Partnership is on land transport in developing countries and includes freight and passenger transport. Both motorized and non-motorized transport is included. The policies proposed by SLoCaT are universal but the geographical scope of the Partnership is mainly the developing countries. The Partnership’s current focus is Asia, Latin America and Africa.
The SLoCaT Foundation (officially “Stichting Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation” was established in July 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The objective of the SLoCaT Foundation is to enable, facilitate and support the SLoCaT Partnership in promoting sustainable, low carbon transport.
It is the legal entity that can receive funding on behalf of the SLoCaT Partnership and use such funds to support the objectives of the SLoCaT Partnership.
The activities of the SLoCaT Partnership are guided by the SLoCaT Work Program.
The Work Program is developed by the SLoCaT Secretariat based on consultations with members of the Partnership. Following review by the SLoCaT Foundation Board, the Work Program is presented for discussion and sign-off at the Annual Meeting of the SLoCaT Partnership in January. The SLoCaT Foundation Board then approves a budget to implement the agreed upon Work Program.
The SLoCaT Secretariat is the administrative body of SLoCaT, overseen by the Board of the SLoCaT Foundation. The SLoCaT Secretariat services both the SLoCaT Partnership and the SLoCaT Foundation.
The SLoCaT Secretariat is currently based in Shanghai, China and is hosted by the CESG-Shanghai.