The World Bank Group has two ambitious goals: end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. Connecting people to markets and services is key to achieving these twin goals. Sustainable transport is part of the World Bank strategy to address the rising demand for mobility and trade opportunities, and mitigate climate change effects.
The World Bank Group mitigates the climate impact of its transport projects through better land use planning, logistics, greenhouse gas accounting, as well as shifting to lower-carbon transportation modes and more efficient technologies, and by helping government to design transport solutions that are resilient to climate impact. Beyond its own portfolio, the World Bank Group is working with a number of partners to strengthen the recognition of the sustainable transport as a key part of the transition to a decarbonized economy by the end of this century.