In 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon set up the independent High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.
As one of two co-chairs, the Volvo Group has led the work of the advisory group, which includes leaders from the public and private sectors and represents all modes of transport.
“Sustainable transport is a driver of sustainable development and a precondition for economic growth, eradicating poverty and combating climate change. The shift towards sustainable transport represents great opportunities for our industry. The Volvo Group will embrace these opportunities by developing new technologies and new business models and by working closely together with our customers and the entire value chain,” says Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt.
The report delivers 10 recommendations which include calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies. The report concludes that technology will drive progress and that all types of transport should be made as efficient as possible in the areas where they are most effective.
The report highlights a number of sustainable transport solutions, one being ElectriCity, the Volvo Group’s full-electric bus route in the city of Göteborg, which is described as an innovative collaboration in the field of new, clean public transport.