Policy paper

Zero emission vehicle summit: the Birmingham declaration

Birmingham declaration committing the signing governments to the vision of a zero emission future for transport.



Declaration document, also known as the ‘Birmingham declaration’, making a commitment to a zero emission future for transport.

The declaration commits the signing governments to:

  • build a smart infrastructure network
  • support zero emission research and development investment to create new zero emission technologies
  • promote a sustainable, circular economy to drive down emissions throughout the supply chain

The declaration was signed at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit 2018 and will promote the deployment of zero emission vehicles on a global scale. The governments which have signed are:

  • Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • State of Washington, United States
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Published 11 September 2018