News:Global mobility report has been released by the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative.
- The SuM4All initiative was launched in 2017.It is an umbrella platform that brings together 55 public and private organisations and companies to act collectively to implement the SDGs and transform the transport sector.
- The report has analysed mobility performances of 183 countries on four key indicators which are (a)universal access (b)efficiency (c)green mobility and (d)safety.
Key takeaways from the report:
- The report has said that the global mobility system is stressed due to growing urbanisation, increasing world trade and new technologies.
- Developed countries outperformed developing countries on all mobility policy goals except per capita transport-related greenhouse gas emissions.
- The gap between developed and developing countries is more striking on safety and air pollution placing a higher burden on developing countries.
- More than one billion people or one-third of the global rural population, lack access to all-weather roads and transport services.Hence,closing the transport access gap in rural areas can connect this population to education,health and jobs.
- Besides, improvements in border administration, transport and communication infrastructure can also increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to $2.6 trillion.