The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector).
SLoCaT is a Type II Partnership under the United Nations, meaning that it is a non-legal and non-binding partnership. The SLoCaT Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).
The SLoCaT Partnership was established in 2009 to provide a global voice on Sustainable Transport. The guiding document for the establishment of the SLoCaT Partnership was the Bellagio Declaration on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport.
For more information of the establishment of the SLoCaT Partnership, please see the Press Release: New Partnership Calls for Copenhagen Climate Agreement to Tackle Growing Transport Emissions (2009)
See also the SLoCaT Partnership brochure for more information.
Scope and Objectives
The thematic scope of the Partnership is land transport in developing countries, including freight and passenger transport. Both motorized and non-motorized transport are included. The geographical scope of the Partnership is developing countries. The Partnership will initially focus on Asia, Latin America and Africa.
The Partnership's overarching goal is to mobilize global support to promote sustainable, low carbon transport and thereby reduce the growth of GHG emissions generated by land transport in developing countries and maximize the contribution of transport to poverty eradication and sustainable development. The partnership has four specific objectives:
- The integration of sustainable, low carbon transport in climate negotiations, as well as national and local climate policies and programs,
- The integration of climate considerations in regional, national and local transport policies,
- Recognition of sustainable, low carbon transport as necessary in strategies and operations of international development organizations,
- Contribute to sustainable development, the millennium development goals as well as the post-2015 sustainable development goals by providing access to or for goods and services by lower income groups.
SLoCaT Partnership has over 90 members around the world. These members represent different stakeholders in sustainable transport including: UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector. Detailed information on each member can be found on their membership pages.
Members of the SLoCaT Partnership generally pay an Annual Support Fee of US$ 500 or US$ 1000, depending on the budget of the organization. Organizations that are not allowed to pay “membership fees” (e.g. UN Organizations), or are not able to pay (e.g. NGOs) can apply for a full or partial waiver to pay the support fees.
Organizations that work on sustainable, low carbon transport at the global, regional or national level who would like to join the SLoCaT Partnership are requested to contact Talya Enriquez Romano (talya.enriquezromano[at]slocatpartnership.org) .
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, while some others are one-off events. For a full list of events please click here.
SLoCaT Partnership publishes quarterly newsletters which provide updates from the global processes on transport and sustainable development and climate change and highlights the achievements of SLoCaT members and partners on sustainable transport. For past issues of the SLoCaT Newsletters, please click here. If you would like to receive the SLoCaT newsletter, please click here.