The global commitment to sustainable transport was spotlighted in the first ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, on 26 and 27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The Global Conference brought together key stakeholders from Governments, UN system and other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to engage in a dialogue that emphasized the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport and its multiple roles in supporting the achievement of the SDGs. The Conference addressed all modes of transport - road, rail, air, waterborne, including both passengers and freight- and accorded priority attention to the concerns of developing countries, particularly those of Africa, LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS.In the “Ashgabat Statement on Commitments and Policy Recommendations”, participants reaffirmed the commitment to enhancing the role of sustainable transport in connecting people and communities to jobs, schools and health care and in the delivery of goods and services to rural and urban communities, thus providing all with equal opportunities and leaving no one behind.
|23 November 2016||9:30 am – 6:00 pm|
|24 November 2016||9:30 am – 7:00 pm|
|25 November 2016||9:30 am – 8:00 pm|
|26 November 2016||8:30 am – 5:30 pm|
|27 November 2016||9:00 am – 12:30 pm|
Participation in the Conference is open to pre-registered representatives of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the ECOSOC and the private sector that have received a letter of confirmation of their registration from the United Nations. Please note that pre-registration is now closed. All confirmed pre-registered participants are required to take necessary steps to obtain a visa to enter Turkmenistan (for more information please see this information note)
The theme of the 2016 grant cycle is energy for sustainable transport. The objective is to fund future capacity development activities promoting energy for sustainable transport. As part of the programme, Capacity Development Seminars are hosted to disseminate experiences and knowledge in the implementation of successful projects that promote energy for sustainable transport. The objectives of the two seminars for the 2016: 1) Build capacities on best practices and successful implementation of sustainable energy transport projects; 2) Highlight groundbreaking innovations; and 3) Address chal...[more]
To achieve integration between transportation and land use development, the Government intends to created a unified authority responsible for land use and transportation systems The formulation of the most efficient plan and the creation of a new authority will not be enough, what is most essential is the political will and determination of the Government supported by the people’s commitment. The Government will create systems such that the climate will be amendable to encourage the public to participate in the policy drafting and ...[more]
This initiative builds local capacity to improve energy efficiency and reduce the emissions of a range of pollutants, supporting climate change mitigation and air quality improvement efforts in the transport sector on a sustainable basis. Policy, technology and finance-based interventions, maximise co-benefits for people, the environment and local economy. It ‘s designed for scale-up and replication regionally and internationally. Advanced Monitoring, Reporting and Verification solutions and innovative low and zero carbon emission-reduction technologies used, alongside pioneering financing ...[more]
One Day in Five is a corporate social responsibility initiative that supports employers to encourage employees to leave the car at home one day a week and use pubic and active transport to and work instead due to the social, economic and environmental benefits associated with lessening our dependency on cars. Multiple stakeholders signed on to the cause in addition to the Bus Association Victoria: the state government's road and public transport regulators (PTV & VicRoads), the state's larges employer group (VECCI) and two active transport representative groups (Bicycle Network Victoria and V...[more]
The ISDR,India has participated in implantation of Local Agenda-21 (LA 21) and the Millennium development goals (MDGs) through the local, national, regional and global institutions in Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, Africa and Latin America region. ISDR,India is participating in SDGs program through the local and global partners. For achieving SDGs , a panel discussion and meetings will be organized to formulate the strategies and plan for implementation of SDGs worldwide in association with civil societies, academic and research in...[more]
The SBA Sustainable Mobility Project is a cross-sector collaboration to lead an Australian business response to the challenges and opportunities of meeting Sydney’s mobility needs more sustainably. The project’s aim is to explore what sustainable mobility means for Sydney and how business can bring forward solutions that can shape mobility; through collaborative engagement, innovation and new business models.
To promote career opportunities for young Nigerian's especially girls in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics ( STEM) thorough the Camp activities which makes STEM based subjects a fun to learn. Join the Facebook group to learn more about the event and others hosted in the past :https://www.facebook.com/groups/458837284307464/?pnref=story
‘Structured Non – Polluting Last Mile Public Connectivity’ is an important part of ‘Sustainable Transportation’, which could be a major contributor in the move of combating ‘Air & Noise Pollution’ of India and the World. While this sector provides employment to more than 20 million natives as per hypothetical estimation, every rickshaw heaver conserves minimum 2.07 ton carbon dioxide according to the study conducted by Center of Science & Environment, India.
It is a new 5-year regional programme (2017-2021) for enhancing transport connectivity with balanced integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. It is centred with an integrated intermodal transport system, which optimizes the development of interconnected highways, railways, waterways, ports; minimizes consumption of energy, land and other resources; generates lower emissions of greenhouse gases, ozone depleting substances and other pollutants; and minimizes the adverse social impacts arising from transport construction and operations. The system a...[more]
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A High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport was appointed by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide recommendations on sustainable transport actionable at global, national, local and sector levels. The Advisory Group was established for a period of three years and was active from 2014 to 2016. The Advisory Group worked with governments, transport providers, the private sector, financial institutions, civil society and other stakeholders to promote sustainable transport systems and their integration into development strategies and policies, including related to climate action. It promoted sustainable transport that is in line with inclusive and equitable growth, social development, protection of the global environment and ecosystems, and addressing climate change. In this context, the Advisory Group defined sustainable transport as the “provision of services and infrastructure for the mobility of people and goods— advancing economic and social development to benefit today’s and future generations—in a manner that is safe, affordable, accessible, efficient, and resilient, while minimizing carbon and other emissions and environmental impacts”. The Advisory Group launched its recommendations in its report "Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development" on 28 October 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.