In a nutshell
The Global New Mobility Coalition (GNMC), curated by the World Economic Forum, is an active and diverse community of over 200 globally renowned experts, NGOs and companies for accelerating the shift to Shared, Electric and Autonomous Mobility (SEAM) system that provides for healthier cities, reduces carbon emissions by 95%, improves mobility efficiency by 70%, and decreases commuting costs by 40%, while tapping into a 600 billion-dollar business. The GNMC publicly communicates a sustainable mobility vision to civic, public and private stakeholder in order to catalyse supply and demand for carbon neutral mobility ecosystem by 2050. The GNMC also forms public-private partnerships designed to accelerate SEAM adoption through agile policy design and experimentation in handpicked cities, and iterates learning to a broader network of stakeholders to inform positive actions. GNMC is steered by the World Economic Forum, ClimateWorks, University of California Davis, China EV100, Uber, Energy Foundation China, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Lyft, Via, BMW, Ford, and Uber. Among its key partners are C40, OECD International Transport Forum, UITP, MaaS Alliance, Europe Polis Network of Cities, and the World Bank.
Deployed in the presence of supportive demand-driven policy frameworks, shared, electric, connected and automated mobility technologies (SEAM) can achieve faster and greater carbon emissions reduction than through single solutions. SEAM technology has the potential to improve equitable public access to sustainable transportation regardless of ability to own or charge an electric vehicle, and dramatically improve human well-being.
To achieve this, the GNMC serves as a forum to foster public understanding of SEAM’s benefits, foster cross-functional dialogue on SEAM technology and its synergy with broader mobility ecosystems, and provide policy makers with real-world recommendations to more rapidly harness SEAM’s benefits. Being sustainability impact driven, GNMC further encourages the tailoring of policy environments to local conditions, including existing and projected demand and supply of mobility solutions, for maximizing economic, societal and environmental benefits.
Research shows that SEAM solutions can contribute to sustainable mobility. However, with the rapid pace of technology change, the appropriate enabling environment remains unclear. Therefore, we see an acute need to co-develop awareness and policy jointly with decision-makers, private sector companies, researchers, and other stakeholders. We further see great value in translating accumulated knowledge into action through in-practice experimentation. We aim to jointly implement approaches with the potential for strong sustainability impact in partnership with cities and governments based on a continuous improvement process. We are committed to serving diverse mobility needs and tackling equity, efficiency, air quality, and climate impacts in transportation. A coalition comprised of an active and diverse multi stakeholder community is better positioned to drive a balanced and credible transition to a more sustainable transportation future via SEAM, than individual actors.
The coalition is primarily comprised of North American, European, and Asian partners from the public, private, third, and academic sectors. The Coalition has been initiated by the Forum’s Future of Mobility Platform and ClimateWorks Foundation.
The GNMC’s steering committee, through 2020, includes representatives from: Uber, Via, BMW, Cruise, ClimateWorks, Energy Foundation China, RMI, China EV100, Technion, and UC Davis. Among its partner coalitions are C40, Polis Network, OECD-ITF, UITP, MaaS Alliance, and China ICV Cities Alliance.
1. Consolidate knowledge relevant for informing the private and public sector of sustainable urban mobility in general and enabled through SEAM in particular, i.e. better traffic flow, higher efficiency of road utilization, more equitable mobility systems, better air quality, lower carbon emissions, and improved grid resilience. Knowledge will be garnered and consolidated through information exchanges and discussions at physical and virtual meetings of coalition members as well as online communication (LinkedIn), including a dedicated Forum platform (TopLink).
2. Reinforce and communicate the vision for sustainable urban mobility supporting SEAM (as one of the most promising mobility options) in an engaging manner. Communication efforts include thematic sessions held independently or embedded in relevant conferences and other gatherings, open letters of support, white papers, infographics, blogs and videos. We will utilize the Forum’s communication platforms to increase the visibility of our efforts globally.
3. Co-design and test sustainable mobility governance frameworks and supporting policies through multi-stakeholder projects. GNMC members will harness their relative advantages for propelling knowledge-to-action, for example, through partnerships with GNMC City Network members.
4. Communicate lessons through relevant global events and communication platforms, and scale best practices by engaging private- and public-sector decision-makers from new regions and supporting subsequent pilots.
How to Engage:
Join as a member, steering committee member, or knowledge and action partner. Ask us about our GNMC Charter to learn more about these options.
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