The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector). The thematic scope of the Partnership is land transport in developing countries, including freight and passenger transport. Both motorized and non-motorized transport are included. The policies proposed by SLoCaT are universal but the geographical scope of the Partnership is mainly for developing countries. The Partnership’s current focus is Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Passionate about social, political, economic and environmental justice for human development, Maruxa specialises in integrated urban and territorial development. Over her 16-year career, Maruxa has worked with multilateral institutions, national, regional and local governments, NGOs and philanthropy in 33 countries across continents to develop public policies, capacity and implementation projects, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Maruxa currently serves as Secretary General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport SLoCaT. Previously she founded Communitas, the multi-stakeholder coalition which pioneered knowledge-based advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goal on Cities & Human Settlements. Maruxa also served as the Secretary General of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD), and during her tenure co-facilitated the engagement of local and regional governments in the UN Rio +20 Conference. She has also held posts as Senior Policy Specialist in Cities Alliance-UNOPS, as well as in local and regional government in the UK and Spain. In 2004-2010, she was Deputy Director of the Representation of the South West of England to the EU, where she led on the sustainability portfolio for a partnership of regional authorities, academia and the private sector.
Prolific public speaker and analyst, Maruxa is member of the Future Earth community. In recent years, she has served in the UCL- Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the Urban Science-Policy Interface and as Adviser on Global Agendas to the Conference of European Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe CPMR. Her formal training was as a lawyer, as well as in EU law and in development economics.
Angela is a Senior Associate and provides project management and research support on climate change and urban transport projects. Prior to SLoCaT, Angela was an Associate at the World Resources Institute where she supported research on the topics of urban transport actions and policies within the climate agendas on the sub-national, national and global levels. She was also the lead of the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Transport Working Group where she provided capacity building support to national and subnational governments on how to plan and implement sustainable, low carbon transport actions. Prior to joining WRI, Angela worked as a Transportation Planner in the public and private sectors. Her responsibilities included performing stakeholder outreach, market research, and developing cost-effective alternatives within budgetary constraints for public transport projects.
Angela holds a joint Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management from Technische Universität Dortmund and University of the Philippines, Diliman and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine. She currently resides in Washington, DC.
Nikola supports SLoCaT on research and data collection for various topics related to sustainable transport and climate change. He has been a lead researcher for the newly-released Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report, which includes sections on electric mobility and renewable energy in transport, and identifies opportunities to strengthen the nexus between the two. Nikola also serves as SLoCaT lead in maintaining an ongoing e-mobility summary to track trends and targets by countries; states/provinces, cities; and manufacturers.