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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

About United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectoral issues. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.

Regarding transport sector, UNECE works to facilitate the international movement of persons and goods by inland transport modes and improve competitiveness, safety, energy efficiency and security in the transport sector taking into account environmental protection to levels that reduce adverse environmental impact of transport activities and contribute effectively to sustainable development.

Contact us:
UN Economic Commission for Europe
Transport Division
Palais des Nations
CH - 1211 Geneva 10
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0039

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

SLoCaT Focal Person:

Eva Molnar

Programs & Projects on Transport & Climate Change

Climate change is at the top of UN priorities and has become a challenge for many organizations and for dealing with climate change mitigation and adaptation.  There is also common understanding for the need to increase the capacity of countries in dealing with this challenge.

For UNECE the focus is on linking and mainstreaming work to other international agendas, and concentrate on key areas which can produce results, such as:

  1. The Millennium Development Goals (MDG), in particular MDG 7 to ensure environmental sustainability
  2. The Kyoto Protocol
  3. UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/32, titled "Protection of global climate for present and future generations" (PDF)
  4. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  5. ForFITS – CO2 and Future Inland Transport Systems  
  6. Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme - THE PEP
  7. Innovative vehicle technologies

Climate Change impacts and adaptation for international transport networks

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