The Johannesburg Declaration on Ecomobility in Cities

The Johannesburg Declaration on Ecomobility in Cities is one of the outcomes of the second EcoMobility World Festival 2015, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

It has been developed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Johannesburg and has received valuable input from partners and experts, in particular from SLoCaT.

This Declaration was first endorsed by city leaders and experts who convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2015 for the EcoMobility Dialogues.

We invite local and regional governments, as well as national governments, international organisations, civil society organisations, companies and business associations, to endorse the Declaration.

The Johannesburg Declaration brings a strong message on ecomobility, sustainable urban transportation and climate to the UN-Climate Summit (COP 21) in Paris in December 2015, conveyed through a group of local leaders under the lead of Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor Parks Tau.

Further, the declaration summarises multiple benefits of ecomobility for sustainable urban development and thus sends a signal towards the negotiations for Habitat III (October 2016, Quito) to bring sustainable urban mobility into the New Urban Agenda.