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Seoul, Republic of Korea

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International Expert Group Meeting: United Nations Forum on Climate Change Mitigation, Fuel Efficiency and Sustainable Urban Transport

CSD-18/CSD-19

A global review of progress in the implementation of decisions pertaining to transport and sustainable development will take place during the eighteenth and nineteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), to be held in New York in May 2010 and in May 2011.

Transport Sector & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The transport sector is emerging as the fastest growing source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for more than 23 per cent of those emissions in 2006. Road transport accounts for three quarters of all transport GHG emissions. The continuously growing motor vehicle use also causes other emissions harmful to human health, including lead, total suspended particulates (TSP), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ground level ozone, carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Meeting Aim

The international expert group meeting entitled United Nations Forum on Climate Change Mitigation, Fuel Economy and Sustainable Development of Urban Transport seeks to provide a platform for wider information and experience sharing, in particular among experts from developing countries and countries with economies in transition, and to facilitate international cooperation.

Objectives

The overall objective of the Forum is to contribute to global efforts to enhance sustainable development of the transport sector and to help curb the global growth of GHG and other emissions emanating from motor vehicles, in particular in the metropolitan and other rapidly growing urban areas.

The Forum is intended to support collaborative action on implementing affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound transport systems. It seeks to illustrate recent innovative initiatives and good practices in fuel efficiency promotion policies and climate change mitigation in the transport sector.
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