Transport is responsible for one quarter of the world's energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and its emissions are increasing faster than any other sector. Road transport is also a major contributor to local air pollution.

Over the next twenty years, transport is expected to be the major driving force behind a growing global demand for energy.

Sustainable and efficient transport gives people in cities and rural areas the chance to earn money and reach schools, clinics and other essential services. Ashden Award winners are working hard to keep travel as low-carbon as possible. Their solutions include innovative vehicle technologies, sustainable biofuels and better infrastructure – including simple cost-effective initiatives like bridge building that connects communities with life-saving healthcare, schools and jobs.

Low-carbon transport is particularly valuable for poor households. Car pooling and lift sharing, pedal powered businesses, and electric highways are just some ways of cutting transport CO2 emissions.

In order to have clean air in cities, you have to go electric

Elon Musk, inventor and CEO of Tesla​