Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.
The report calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies. The report also highlights ElectriCity, the Volvo Group’s full-electric bus route in the city of Göteborg, as an innovative collaboration in the field of new, clean public transport.
The report concludes that technology will drive progress and that all types of transport should be made as efficient as possible in the areas where they are most effective.
In 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon set up the independent High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.
As one of two co-chairs, the Volvo Group has led the work of the advisory group, which includes leaders from the public and private sectors and represents all modes of transport.