The Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is a is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organisations (representing UN organisations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organisations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector). It 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) and was established in 2009 to provide a global voice on Sustainable Transport. The FIA Foundation joined SLoCaT in 2012.

The Partnership has as its overarching goal to mobilise global support to promote sustainable, low carbon transport and thereby reduce the growth of greenhouse gas 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,
  • Mainstream Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport in strategies and operations of international development organisations,
  • 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.

To learn more about the work and composition of SloCaT see http://www.slocat.net/