SFU-START conducts research and engages governments, industry and communities to actively transition the transportation sector towards a “sustainable system” that effectively:
- limits emissions and waste to be within the planet’s ability to absorb them (e.g. deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions);
- uses renewable resources efficiently (e.g. wind, solar, biofuels), while minimizing consumption of non-renewable resources (e.g. fossil fuels);
- is economically efficient in transition and in operation, affordable to individuals and communities, and supportive of a vibrant economy; and
- allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health.