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News article12 December 20181 min read

Sum4all launches a Review of International Agreements, Conventions and other Instruments to Achieve Sustainable Mobility

The Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative presents A Review of International Agreements, Conventions and Other Instruments to Achieve Sustainable Mobility, a report which takes stock of existing international instruments—whether legally binding or non-binding and involving one or multiple modes of transport—and maps them against global goals. 

The report also identifies potential gaps to suggest effective approaches moving forward. The stocktaking seeks to inform the Global Roadmap of Action, which is a menu of actions, principles, and best practices to enable the international community and its countries to achieve sustainable mobility. This paper is meant to inform the discussion about the paths that can help countries achieve sustainable mobility, rather than an exhaustive examination of all existing instruments.

Over 90 instruments have been identified and mapped; roughly half of which are legally binding. These binding and non-binding instruments can be grouped by topic, for example, instruments that focus on border crossing facilitation and on international maritime and multimodal transport law (efficiency), traffic rules or technical standards for vehicle safety (safety), greenhouse gas emissions (green mobility), accessibility to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups (universal access), among many others.

You can download the report as a PDF from the SuM4All website and also have a look at the list of legal and other instruments that have been assessed within the report. 

First published in November 2018.



Publication date
12 December 2018
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Europe-wide