About transport

Transport drives economic activity and is fundamental to human welfare, but the sector has significant impacts on the environment and human health.

Transport activity is increasing around the world as economies grow, which means that the sector’s emissions are also on the rise. That’s largely because 95 per cent of the world's transport energy still comes from fossil fuels.

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People and partners

UN Environment’s Mobility Unit, based in Nairobi, leads our work on transport. These efforts contribute to two of UN Environment’s subprogrammes: Climate Change and Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality. Several partnerships and other initiatives are also critical to our work on transport.


Global Fuel Economy Initiative

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

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