How can we transform transportation to create a more sustainable future? As populations and economies continue to grow, the demand for mobility is at an all-time high. Yet the current state of global transport is far from perfect. The number of vehicles has been soaring, pushing transport emissions and road fatalities to unprecedented levels. At the same time, 1 billion rural residents still lack access to an all-weather road, while in the world’s booming cities, public transport is often inexistent or unaffordable.
The world has a lot to gain from addressing these issues and transitioning toward more sustainable mobility. Better transport could translate into an additional $2.6 trillion in GPD a year, emissions savings of 1.8 gigatons of CO2, and 800,000 fewer road fatalities.
Although these targets may seem ambitious, they can be achieved. With technological innovation and renewed global commitment, a better transport future is within reach.
To discuss how we can make this happen, transport leaders from around the world will gather in Washington and showcase tangible solutions that have the power to revolutionize the way we move people and goods.
We’ll be covering a wide range of issues at the nexus of transport, technology, climate action and more, with a special focus on how sustainable transport can power strong, inclusive economic growth.