What is Eco­Mo­bil­ity Alliance?

Launch in Changwon, October 2011

The Eco­Mo­bil­ity Alliance was cre­ated in Octo­ber 2011 in Chang­won, Korea. It is a trans­for­ma­tion of the ear­lier Global Alliance for EcoMobility,which is a non-​governmental orga­ni­za­tion founded and launched in Bali on 10 Decem­ber 2007, on the occa­sion of the 2007 United Nations Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence (UNFCCC-​COP-​13).

The Eco­Mo­bil­ity Alliance has defined itself as a “global” actor because of both the ori­gin and nature of its mem­bers and its geo­graph­i­cal scope. It aims at engag­ing pub­lic and pri­vate actors from dif­fer­ent sec­tors and seg­ments from all over the world, as well as pro­mot­ing and advo­cat­ing for Eco­Mo­bil­ity at a global level, both in indus­tri­al­ized and devel­op­ing countries.

EcoMobility Alliance structure

The EcoMobility Alliance is planned for a span of 6 years with 3 phases of 2 years each. The EcoMobility Alliance will be composed of 12 Alliance Cities and is serviced by the Secretariat along with various Alliance Partners. On a rotating basis, one of the Alliance cities acts as the Alliance Chair and hosts the Chair Office, an important role for representation and coordination purposes.  

Alliance Cities - Alliance Cities form the core of the EcoMobility Alliance. Alliance Cities host and participate in Alliance workshops to work toward specific goals and quantified targets they intend to achieve.

Secretariat - The Secretariat (ICLEI) is the main executing body of the Alliance and has relevant planning and executing roles, some of which are shared with the Chair.

Chair -The Alliance will be chaired by Changwon City, Republic of Korea during the first commitment period of 2012-2013 (2 years). The Chair represents the Alliance at international events and contributes to the coordination and implementation of Alliance initiatives.

Partners - Alliance Partners are businesses, transport experts, international agencies, and non-city organizations that provide the cities with their knowledge and experience.