Secretary-General's High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport
The Advisory Group launched its recommendations in the report "Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development" on 28 October at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. See UN TV for coverage of the press briefing on the launch of the report http://webtv.un.org
On 8 August 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the membership of a High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide recommendations on sustainable transport actionable at global, national, local and sector levels. The co-chairs of the group were Ms. Carolina Toha, Mayor of Santiago, Chile and Mr. Martin Lundstedt, CEO, Volvo Group.
The Advisory Group was established for a period of three years and worked with Governments, transport providers (aviation, marine, ferry, rail, road, and urban public transport), businesses, financial institutions, civil society and other stakeholders to promote sustainable transport systems and their integration into development strategies and policies, including in climate action. It will 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. To accomplish its aims, the Advisory Group:
- Provided a global message and recommendations on sustainable transport, including on innovative policy and multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable transport.
- Launched a "Global Transport Outlook Report" “Mobilizing sustainable transport for development" to provide analytical support for these recommendations.
- Helped mobilize action and initiatives in support of sustainable transport among key actors, including Member States, development finance institutions, bilateral development partners, transport providers, urban authorities and land-use planners.
- Sought to promote the integration of sustainable transport in relevant intergovernmental processes, including making recommendations on the formulation and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.
Members of the Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport
Martin Lundstedt (Sweden)
CEO, Volvo Group, Co-Chair
Carolina Tohá (Chile)
Mayor of Santiago, Chile, Co-Chair
Frank Appel (Germany)
Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL
Morten Engelstoft (Denmark)
CEO of Services & Other Shipping, Maersk
Alain Flausch (Belgium)
Secretary-General of UITP
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux (France)
Director General, UIC
Milica Bajic-Brkovic (Serbia)
International Society of City and Regional Planners
Len Roueche (Canada)
Chief Executive Officer of Interferry
Tanya Müller García (Mexico)
Secretary of Environment of Mexico City
Patrick Ho (Hong Kong SAR, China)
China Energy Fund Committee
Victor Kiryanov (Russian Federation)
Deputy Minister of Interior
Maty Mint Hamady (Mauritania)
Mayor of Nouakchott
Nancy Young (USA)
Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Airlines of America
Tewolde Gebre Mariam (Ethiopia)
CEO, Ethiopian Airlines
Elattuvalapil Sreedharan (India)
Former Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
José Viegas (Portugal)
Secretary-General, International Transport Forum, OECD