CSD-18 Thematic Seminar Series: Transport
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13 Apr 2010
New York, USA

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Seminar Series

The CSD Secretariat launched a new and innovative Thematic Seminar Series which presents scientific and technical information on the issues under review by the Commission on Sustainable Development at its 18th and 19th sessions. Read more about the series.

Transport - Topic Overview

Significant new challenges have emerged since the Commission on Sustainable Development last reviewed transport, together with energy, at its ninth and fifteenth sessions (2001 and 2006-2007).

Access to goods and services will need to expand dramatically to meet poverty eradication goals. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 has highlighted the negative impacts of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, including the fastest growing emissions from the transport sector. The recent high cost variability of limited remaining oil stocks and the increasing congestion, local pollution, urbanization, and road accidents indicate a need to rethink transport development.



Substantial effort is therefore required to assess transport activity, plan for livable cities and shift investment to efficient transport modes.

Further details in the letter of invitation/agenda.

Participation

All interested representatives from Governments, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other Major Groups holding a valid UN grounds pass or representing an accredited organization are welcome to participate.

Contact
For inquiries, please contact:
Tonya Vaturi
Division for Sustainable Development
phone: 212-963-4704
e-mail: vaturi@un.org.

Seminar Series

The CSD Secretariat launched a new and innovative Thematic Seminar Series which presents scientific and technical information on the issues under review by the Commission on Sustainable Development at its 18th and 19th sessions.

Transport - Topic Overview

Significant new challenges have emerged since the Commission on Sustainable Development last reviewed transport, together with energy, at its ninth and fifteenth sessions (2001 and 2006-2007).

Access to goods and services will need to expand dramatically to meet poverty eradication goals. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 has highlighted the negative impacts of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, including the fastest growing emissions from the transport sector. The recent high cost variability of limited remaining oil stocks and the increasing congestion, local pollution, urbanization, and road accidents indicate a need to rethink transport development.

Substantial effort is therefore required to assess transport activity, plan for livable cities and shift investment to efficient transport modes.

Participation

All interested representatives from Governments, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other Major Groups holding a valid UN grounds pass or representing an accredited organization are welcome to participate.

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