Sustainable Transport
The Secretary General has made transport one of the six building blocks for sustainable development In the Five Year Action Agenda for his second term and announced his intention to convene aviation, marine, ferry, rail, road and urban public transport providers, along with Governments and investors, to develop and take action on recommendations for more sustainable transport systems that can address rising congestion and pollution worldwide, particularly in urban areas

The UN-DESA-SLoCaT Rio+20 Issues Brief on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport in Emerging and Developing Countries explains the need to improve access to goods and services in support of economic and social development while at the same time minimizing the negative environmental, social and economic impacts of a rapidly growing transport sector.

The Action Network on Sustainable Transport integrates different initiatives on sustainable, low carbon transport. This includes the voluntary commitments on sustainable transport made at Rio+20 including the unprecedented USD 175 billion voluntary commitment for more sustainable transport by the world’s eight largest Multilateral Development Banks. The UN-DESA hosted Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), a voluntary multi-stakeholder partnership, founded in 2009, established following the format of 2002 WSSD decisions, helps to coordinate many of the initiatives under the Action Network on sustainable transport.