Covenant of Mayors and Coalition of the Willing bring to life a new resource to lower emissions in urban mobility

The Covenant of Mayors and the Coalition of the Willing on Sustainable Mobility join forces to provide a comprehensive resource to share policy options to reduce emissions from the mobility sector in cities.

Emissions stemming from urban mobility account for a substantial 23% of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Addressing this challenge requires a multifaceted approach, encompassing active and electric mobility, public transport, urban logistics, and broader energy and climate planning. To facilitate this endeavour, the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy has curated a comprehensive resource in their latest publication on Sustainable Mobility.

This publication serves as a valuable guide for city leaders and policymakers seeking to reduce emissions and promote sustainable mobility in their urban areas. It compiles a wealth of resources, inspiring examples, and learning opportunities across five key areas: public transport, urban logistics, active mobility, electric mobility, and the integration of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

The resource hub/publication is a product of collaboration between the Covenant of Mayors and the Coalition of the Willing on Sustainable Mobility, a collective of 11 organisations — including POLIS —dedicated to advancing expertise in decarbonising urban transport.

What's inside the publication

In addition to the extensive resource catalogue, which names projects UPPER, MORE, NextETRUCK, DISCO, URBANE, MOVE21, LEAD, SCALE, eHUBS, and eCharge4Drivers as projects of interest, the publication provides access to educational and training programs designed to equip city leaders and practitioners with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement sustainable mobility solutions effectively — amongst them, the SOLUTIONSplus learning programme on Electric Mobility and the Sum4all toolkit for supporting Gender equal employment in the transport sector.

For those seeking a deeper understanding, the publication also offers recordings of a webinar series focused on sustainable mobility, which served as a platform for sharing practical strategies and success stories within each of the five critical areas. More resources are available in the Covenant of Mayors' library.