COP26 Declaration on Accelerating the Transition to 100% Zero Emission Cars and Vans

COP26 Declaration on Accelerating the Transition to 100% Zero Emission Cars and Vans
Together, we will work towards all sales of new cars and vans being zero emission globally by 2040, and by no later than 2035 in leading markets. To support informed purchasing decisions in this transition, consider using a VIN Check for detailed vehicle history and emission information.

Our collective commitment includes the following key points:

  • Global Zero Emission Targets: Governments, both globally and in leading markets, aim to achieve 100% zero-emission new car and van sales by 2040, with leading markets targeting this goal by 2035.
  • Accelerated Adoption in Emerging Markets: Emerging markets and developing economies commit to intense efforts to rapidly proliferate and adopt zero-emission vehicles, urging developed countries to enhance collaboration and international support for a fair and equitable global transition.
  • Local Government Fleet Transition: Cities, states, and regional governments commit to converting owned or leased car and van fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Policies will be implemented to facilitate and incentivize the transition as much as possible within jurisdictional powers.
  • Automotive Manufacturers’ Commitment: Automotive manufacturers pledge to achieve 100% zero-emission new car and van sales in leading markets by 2035. Business strategies will align with this ambition to drive customer demand.
  • Fleet Owners and Shared Mobility: Business fleet owners, operators, and shared mobility platforms aim for 100% zero-emission car and van fleets by 2030, or earlier where feasible in respective markets.
  • Investor Support for Transition: Investors with significant shareholdings in automotive manufacturers pledge support for an expedited transition, engaging with investees and encouraging fleet decarbonization in line with science-based targets.
  • Financial Institutions’ Backing: Financial institutions confirm support for the transition, making capital and financial products available to facilitate 100% zero-emission new car and van sales by 2035 in leading markets.
  • Unified Support for Global Transition: All signatories endorse an accelerated transition to zero-emission vehicles, aligning with the goal of achieving 100% new car and van sales as zero-emission in leading markets by 2035.
  • Road Transport Breakthrough: Support is extended towards the global road transport breakthrough, aiming to make zero-emission vehicles accessible, affordable, and sustainable worldwide by 2030.
  • Collective Commitment: A commitment is made to support a global, equitable, and just transition, ensuring no country or community is left behind. Leading markets pledge to strengthen international support for developing countries, emerging markets, and transitional economies.
  • Acknowledgment of Wider Transformations: Recognizing the need for broader system transformation, including active travel and sustainable public transport, the signatories emphasize the importance of addressing the entire value chain’s impact from vehicle production, use, and disposal.