Clinton Climate Initiative
Low Carbon Transportation
Cars, trucks, buses, and trains represent nearly 12 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. With increased urbanization and development, this sector represents one of the fastest growing sources of emissions, as more people become dependent on motorized transport.
Developing Urban Transportation Systems
C40-CCI Cities works with partner cities to develop cost-effective public and non-motorized transit systems which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the quality of urban life. Our global partnership with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) focuses on the implementation and improvement of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems and bicycle networks. We are delivering a number of projects that pave the way for replication around the world. Projects in cities including Johannesburg, Bogota, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City address route optimization, operational planning and, for fuel options for BRT systems.
Advancing Carbon-Neutral Transportation Technologies
C40-CCI Cities also helps cities adopt proven and emerging technologies to reduce carbon emission in their transportation sector. We take a holistic view, looking at vehicles and propulsion systems, fuel options, and fuel distribution and dispensing infrastructure. We provide technology expertise, mobilize markets, and facilitate financing.
Promoting electric vehicles is essential to advancing carbon-neutral transportation technologies. C40-CCI Cities has brought together 15 of the world’s largest cities, in collaboration with four leading electric vehicle manufacturers, to make major cities more electric vehicle friendly. The cities of Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Copenhagen, Delhi, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Toronto, São Paulo, Seoul, and Sydney have come together to form the ‘C40 Electric Vehicle Network’ and collectively will address four areas of municipal action that are critical to the successful introduction of electric vehicles.