Clean transport solutions

Ensuring a fair transition to clean, affordable transport

Countries across Europe are moving to slash pollution from vehicle tailpipes, which are responsible for more than a quarter of Europe’s climate footprint and a major source of air pollution in cities. We’re helping ensure that this transition to cleaner transport is fair and effective, benefits our health and environment, and supported by consumers, auto workers, and the rest of society.

To do this, we’re working to promote the shift to electric vehicles (cars, buses, and trucks), while limiting dependence on the mining of critical minerals and the associated negative impacts. We are also striving to secure and create good e-mobility jobs for the future, to ensure continued political support for the transition across Europe. At city level, we support partners across Europe who are working with residents on measures to reduce air pollution and improve health and quality of life.

In parallel, we’re expanding our work on aviation: examining how airlines can shift away from fossil fuels and unsustainable biofuels, and challenging aviation’s cultural dominance and licence to operate where green alternatives exist.

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Partnership with the Drive Electric Campaign to supercharge the transition to renewable energy and electric transportation


In November 2023, the ECF-hosted initiative ReNew2030 joined forces with the Drive Electric Campaign to supercharge the transition to renewable energy and electric transportation. The partnership centres on the role of electrification and critical raw materials to scale a climate-secure and just energy transition in transport and energy. It brings together hundreds of partners working in dozens of countries to advance renewable energy and all forms of zero-emission transport.

ReNew2030 and Drive Electric are both recipients of grants from the TED Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative that catalyses social impact on a grand scale and encourages the world’s greatest changemakers to dream bigger. Learn more here.

Impact stories

European & national just transitions

Upholding climate action in the European elections

In just a few days, voters in the EU will head to the ballot box to elect the next European Parliament. The outcome of these elections will have a big influence over the level of political ambition that will exist…

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Land, food & nature

A fairer future for farmers is a greener future

Addressing the inequities at the heart of our food system is necessary for both farmers and climate action European farmers have been taking to the streets to protest untenable levels of hardship. From increasing production costs and administrative burden to…

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Europe in the world & international affairs

Radical rethink and reforms will be needed to climate-proof trade

For the first time ever, the UN’s annual climate summit dedicated a part of its agenda to trade policy. The Trade Day at COP28 in Dubai offered a much-needed focus on the role that international trade can play in the…

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