SLoCaT Proposes Results Framework on Sustainable Transport

The SLoCaT Partnership has launched a draft Results Framework on Sustainable Transport.  SLoCaT proposes a Transport related Sustainable Development Goal “Provide Sustainable Transport” and linked to this 5 Targets on Urban Access, Rural Access, Road Safety, Air Pollution and Human Health, and on Climate Change.

Transport infrastructure and services facilitate urban and rural dwellers to participate in economic opportunities and to access essential services such as education and health. When designed to be inclusive, transport is a strong driver of economic growth and poverty reduction. But transport has serious negative impacts including road trauma through loss of life and injuries incurred in road crashes, air pollution that harms human health, noise and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

SLoCaT is proposing a dedicated transport Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) because it is more likely to marshal appropriate finance and resources required to accelerate the introduction of more sustainable transport infrastructure and services in rural and urban areas. Large-scale implementation of more sustainable transport is required to comprehensively enhance inclusive access to education and jobs, reduce poverty and enhance economic productivity and provide a healthier environment in short, “The Future We Want”.

The draft Results Framework was composed by SLoCaT, with support from the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN-Habitat (with funding provided by the Department for International Development, UK). 

The Results Framework builds on the work the SLoCaT Partnership did on the development of voluntary commitments on sustainable transport at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 including the unprecedented US$175 billion Voluntary Commitment for more sustainable transport by the world’s eight largest Multilateral Development Banks. This Voluntary Commitment, according to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, “has helped to make sustainable transport a significant feature of discussions on the post-2015 development agenda”.  

The Results Framework contains proposed process indicators to assess the implementation of the proposed targets and implementation and enabling measures that are recommended to facilitate the implementation of the targets. The document makes reference to the proposed TRANSPORT DELIVERS campaign, which the SLoCaT Partnership intends to launch in early 2014 in support of its efforts to integrate sustainable transport in the post 2015 Development Framework and the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in September 2014.