Accelerating a Just Transition: FIA, new Observer at COP28, Launches White Paper on the Sustainable Future of Motor Sport and mobility


The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has published 'Accelerating a Just Transition: The Motor Sport and Mobility Perspective', a White Paper highlighting the environmental initiatives of the FIA and its Members in the field of motor sport and mobility.

The White Paper was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference COP28, where the FIA had Observer to the UNFCCC status for the first time. It explores a wide variety of cutting-edge sustainable technology solutions for mobility and motor sport. Key topics include sustainable fuels, the future of powertrains and infrastructure, consumer engagement, as well as shared knowledge and innovation transfer between track and road.

These insights are grounded in several case studies from the Federation’s Member Clubs, which have played a key role in driving or testing sustainability initiatives, and are now experts within their respective regions. 

It is thanks to this broad network of 243 Member Organisations in 147 countries that the Federation is in a unique position to share a global perspective on the future of sustainable motor sport and mobility.

As the global voice of motor sport and 80 million road users, the FIA is also promoting a diversified approach and exploring a range of solutions, which take affordability, local infrastructure, and consumer engagement into account.

This publication comes at an important time as transport emissions now account for about 20% of global GHGs, meaning that significant and urgent action is needed to reach the targets set by the Paris Agreement.

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “We are delighted to launch the 'Accelerating a Just Transition' White Paper. At the FIA, we know that the journey to a low carbon future will require a wide variety of solutions – and that those might vary from country to country or region to region. This White Paper aims to build on our Members’ expertise and actions and highlight how they can be scaled to benefit all mobility users – so that we can open the door to conversations and policy change around the globe.”

You can read the full White Paper here.