About EcoMobility Alliance
The EcoMobility Alliance is a network of ambitious cities, led by innovators and visionaries, supported by experts and businesses, committed to building a sustainable mobility future that is efficient, people-centered, low emission and environmentally-friendly.
It was founded in 2011 with six cities and has since grown to 23 cities from various regions of the world. Since its inception, the EcoMobility Alliance has worked to become a truly global actor by engaging a geographically diverse range of cities and partners. Cities that have joined have shown significant efforts to advance and implement sustainable urban mobility.
The Alliance reinforces the local governments’ commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) by transforming the transportation systems and reconfiguring mobility patterns, with an aim to reduce automobile dependency and increase low-emission and people-centered mobility efforts. To reach this vision, the Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility have been formulated to guide cities. These strategies focus on integrated urban planning, improving health and quality of life, reducing dependency on private automobiles and applying sustainability principles in passenger and freight mobility.
EcoMobility Alliance in Numbers
The Alliance Structure
The EcoMobility Alliance is planned for a span of 6 years with 3 phases of 2 years each. The EcoMobility Alliance is currently composed of 23 Alliance Cities and is serviced by the Secretariat along with various Alliance Partners. On a rotating basis, one of the Alliance cities acts as the Alliance Chair and hosts the Chair Office, an important role for representation and coordination purposes.
The Alliance Mandate
The Alliance mandate is to promote EcoMobility internationally in both industrialized and developing countries. The Alliance’s key activity areas are the following:
Set the standards on how to measure ecomobility in cities: The EcoMobility Alliance, through ICLEI, is coordinating the EcoMobility SHIFT project, which will establish a labeling scheme and a quality management system to stimulate cites in improving their sustainable mobility policies.
Promote and advocate for ecomobility in cities, towns and rural settlements on the basis of its beneficial effects on health conditions, air cleanness, noise avoidance, and efficient use of public space, energy efficiency and citizens’ savings.
Encourage investment and identify opportunities for improvement in ecomobile infrastructure and systems in order to make ecomobility a feasible and attractive mobility option for people around the world.