Information
  • Submitted by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Topic: Partnerships for Sustainable Development
  • Keywords: Sustainable Transport, Health and Population
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  • Date of completion: 2022-12-31
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Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP)

Partner(s)

Major Groups:
International Touring Alliance (AIT) (Austria)
Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) (Belgium)
European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) (Belgium)
International Road Federation (IRF) (Belgium)
ICLEI (Canada)
Healthy Cities Network (Denmark)
European Cyclist Federation (ECF) (Germany)
Federation of International Automobile Transport (FIA) (Switzerland)
International Road Transport Union (IRU) (Switzerland)
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) (Switzerland)
Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

UN System:
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) (Switzerland)
World Health Organization (Switzerland)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
European Commission (EC) (Belgium)
European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) (France)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (France)
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) (Hungary)
Central European Initiative (CEI) (Italy)

Other:
Steering Committee on Transport, Environment and Health (Italy)

Description/achievement of initiative

Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) aims at making progress towards the achievement of transport patterns that are sustainable for health and the environment by focusing work at the Pan-European level on those priorities where further work of the international community is most needed and could make the biggest impact: integration of environmental and health aspects into transport policies and decisions; shift of the demand for transport towards more sustainable mobility; urban transport issues. In addition, special attention will be given to the needs of the Newly Independent States and South-Eastern European countries as well as to areas, which are particularly sensitive from an environmental point of view.

THE PEP streamlines and consolidates the WHO and UNECE activities on transport, environment and health with a view to a more effective use of resources and better co-ordination of efforts at the international as well at the national level.

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