SFU-START conducts research and engages governments, industry and communities to actively transition the transportation sector towards a “sustainable system” that effectively:

  1. limits emissions and waste to be within the planet’s ability to absorb them (e.g. deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions);
  2. uses renewable resources efficiently (e.g. wind, solar, biofuels), while minimizing consumption of non-renewable resources (e.g. fossil fuels);
  3. is economically efficient in transition and in operation, affordable to individuals and communities, and supportive of a vibrant economy; and
  4. allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health.