Sustainable Transport and COVID-19: Response and Recovery DAY 2
1 Jul 2020
time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
location
Webinar
The two-part webinar held on 24 June and 1 July 2020 aimed to display current thinking on recent developments linked to COVID-19 and sustainable transport and outline options for the way forward. Brief presentations by invited experts from different fields were followed by interventions from selected participants an interactive discussions.



This second part of the two-part webinar focused on the impact of COVID-19 on countries in special situations and forward-looking transport solutions. The event also covered innovative transport solutions to accelerate recovery and support achievement of SDGs and climate action, with a focus on urban solutions and STI. Please see agenda of the meeting below.

Agenda

Scene Setting
Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief, Integrated Policy Analysis Branch (IPAB), Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UNDESA

Welcome Remarks
Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General, OHRLLS

Panel 1: Impact of COVID-19 on countries in special situations and forward-looking transport solutions
  • H.E. Ms. Lois Michele Young, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Ghanshyam Bhandari, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to the United Nations
  • Ms. Irene Tembo, Chief Planner, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Zambia
Feedback from lead discussants
  • Mr. Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
  • Mr. Kazushige Endo, Director, UNCRD
Panel 2: Innovative transport solutions to accelerate recovery and support achievement of SDGs and climate action
  • Mr. Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary-General, Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP)
  • Mr. Thomas Deloison, Director, Mobility, World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Feedback from lead discussants
  • Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban, Senior Maritime Policy Adviser, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, IMO
  • Ms. Jane Hupe, Deputy Director Environment, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
Interactive dialogue (Interventions from selected stakeholders)
  • H.E. Mr. Mohammad W. Naeemi, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations
  • Mr. Yarob Badr, Regional Advisor on Transport and Logistics, Economic Development and Integration Division (EDID), UNESCWA
  • Ms. Hallie Liao, Head of International Development Department, Shenzhen Bus Group, China
  • Mr. Thiago Herick de Sa, Technical Officer, Urban Health, Transport and Health, WHO
  • Ms. Kehkashan Basu, Founder, Green Hope Foundation
  • Mr. Jeremy Anderson, Sustainable Transport Lead, International Transport Workers' Federation
  • Mr. Holger Dalkmann, Founder and CEO, Sustain 2030

Please click here for Part 1 of the webinar.
Documents
United Nations