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26 NOV 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hall 2
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Sustainable transport drives poverty eradication and sustainable development. There are a number of SDG targets directly linked to transport, including SDG 3 on health (increased road safety), SDG 7 on energy, SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG 9 on resilient infrastructure, SDG 11 on sustainable cities (access to transport and expanded public transport), SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production (ending fossil fuel subsidies) and SDG 14 on oceans, seas and marine resources. In addition, sustainable transport will enable the implementation of nearly all the SDGs through inter-linkage impacts. Access to sustainable transport for all should be at the forefront, including for vulnerable groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly.

Co-chairs:

Mr. Muhametgeldi Atayev, Director of the Strategic Planning and Economic Development Institute, Turkmenistan

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Panelists:

H.E Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport, Thailand

Ms. Elizabeth Jones, Department for International Development (DFID), UK

Dr. Liu Fang, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Mr. Kamel Ben Naceur, Director of the Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate, International Energy Agency

Mr. Gyan Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Dr. Walid Abdelwahab, Director Infrastructure, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Mr. Garry Neu, Cargolux Airlines International