By 2040, there will be an extra two billion people living in cities globally. Assuming current transport models are scaled, this will mean another 500 million private vehicles on the roads. Already, vehicle emissions are responsible for 11% of global warming and while the need to create a more sustainable mobility system is undeniable, a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment makes it difficult for key private and public sector players to understand how and where to focus efforts. That’s why Forum for the Future partnered with the Transit Center on MOVING US, a unique project set to help shape the future of cities in the U.S.
Join a roundtable to share and learn the ups and downs of enabling and leading sustainable mobility in cities and accelerating change to enable a 1.5C world. We will have a vibrant conversation with leaders and practitioners to exchanges what works and doesn’t as part of the collaboration between the Transit Center and Forum for the Future in the MOVING US program.
Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. Climate change, poverty, malnutrition, civil unrest: the world today is facing complex challenges because our fundamental systems are broken. We specialize in addressing critical global challenges by catalyzing change in key systems, from food to apparel, energy to shipping. We do this by convening transformational collaborations to drive change, by partnering with organisations to help them lead by example, and by building a global community of pioneers and change makers.
About the Transit Center TransitCenter is a foundation that works to improve public transit in ways that make cities more just, environmentally sustainable, and economically vibrant. We know that frequent, fast, reliable public transit is essential for cities to thrive. Our experience is that the greatest challenges facing transit are human, not technological, and that transit reform depends on high-performing public agencies and strong citizen-led advocacy. To that end, we support, inform, connect, and fund the civic and public leaders working to make transit better. We are also advocates ourselves. Through grantmaking, research, technical assistance, and public programs, we provide a practical transportation agenda for cities across the country.
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This event is part of the Clean Transport, Buildings and Infrastructure program of Climate Week NYC.