The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) are launching the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme. In light of the importance of building bridges with young people, VREF and the SLoCaT Partnership seek to establish a program for engaging Young Leaders in knowledge generation, policy making and professional practice around sustainable, low carbon transport. The programme intends to explore new perspectives by creating an interface between knowledge and policy. It will also raise the capacity of young people and provide them new skills in evidence-based policy analysis for sustainable transport.
The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport will be recruited from a pool of high caliber young researchers, practitioners, and policy makers with a certain degree of professional experience and a track record around climate action and sustainable development. Researchers can be Master graduates or current PhD students. Practitioners are people who have recently begun to work in a relevant professional field, and young policy-makers can be any person who engages in policy-related work or advocacy (e.g. NGO, think tanks and similar or who are elected representatives).