The transport sector is responsible for one quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, with its emissions increasing at a faster rate than any other sector. Road transport is also a major contributor to local air pollution.

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

A sustainable and efficient transport infrastructure gives both urban and rural populations the chance to participate in economic opportunities and access essential services. Ashden Award winners are working hard to keep travel as low carbon as possible and their solutions include innovative vehicle technologies, sustainable biofuels and an improved infrastructure – including simple cost-effective initiatives like bridge building in developing countries in order to connect communities to life-saving healthcare, schools and jobs.

Sustainable transport systems make a positive contribution to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the communities they serve, with poor households benefiting greatly from low carbon transport options. Car pooling and lift sharing, pedal powered businesses, and electric highways are just some of the ways of reducing transport CO2 emissions.

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

Elon Musk, inventor and CEO of Tesla​