About us

Europe's leading clean transport campaign group

Transport & Environment's (T&E) vision is a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and environment.

Since we were created 30 years ago, T&E has shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws. We got the EU to set the world's most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the dieselgate scandal; we campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel; secured a global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the world's biggest carbon market for aviation - just to name a few. 

Credibility is our key asset. We are a non-profit organisation and politically independent. We combine the power of robust, science-based evidence and a deep understanding of transport with memorable communications and impactful advocacy.

Our staff in Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw and London collaborate with our 60 national member and supporter organisations in 25 countries across Europe. All together our members and supporters represent more than 3.5 million people

We coordinate the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA), which has observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and are members of the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), which has observer status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

We hold a seat on the board of ECOS, and are members of the Green 10 group of European environmental NGOs, Agora Verkehrswende, the Platform for Electromobility, the Coalition for Energy Savings, the Renewable Grids Initiative and the Electrification Alliance

T&E is a member of the following expert groups:

  • Expert group for policy development and implementation of CO2 from road vehicles LDV & HDV);
  • Working Group on Motor Vehicles;
  • The Sustainable Transport Forum (DG Move) and the ART Fuels Forum (DG Energy);
  • The European Battery Alliance and World Economic Forum Global Battery Alliance;
  • Stakeholder Groups on Real World Driving Emissions tests for light duty vehicles (cars and vans) and on WLTP regulations (DG Grow);
  • DG CLIMA Vehicle LCA Expert Workshops;
  • UNECE Working Party 29, the body for global harmonisation of vehicle standards;
  • DG Trade Expert Group;
  • HGV CO2 editing board;
  • Stakeholder Expert Group on the Review of EU Air Policy;
  • The ESSF - European Sustainable Shipping Forum;
  • Expert group on the ETS Innovation Fund;
  • Expert group on the CORSIA delegated Act;
  • Observer in the Commission’s VAT Expert Group; 
  • GEME - Group of Experts on Emissions from non-road machinery engines;

European Union Transparency Register

You can find out more details about who we are, and who funds our work in our submission to the EU Transparency Register.  Our registration number is 58744833263-19.