On 8 August 2014, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the membership of a High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAGST) to provide recommendations on sustainable transport actionable at global, national, local and sector levels.
At the the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the SLoCaT Partnership facilited the submission of 17 Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport. The Future We Want, the outcome document of Rio+20 says: “We welcome the commitments voluntarily entered into at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and throughout 2012 by all stakeholders and their networks to implement concrete policies, plans, programmes, projects and actions to promote sustainable development and poverty eradication.
On May 30 2013, High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was created by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to suggest bold goals for the post-2015 development agenda, launched its report, A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development. The HLP states, “Our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place building blocks of sustained
The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Action Network on Sustainable Transport integrates different initiatives on sustainable, low carbon transport. It is an action-oriented communities where stakeholders may collaborate and share information on sustainable transport – it is meant to catalyze actions among all stakeholders and their networks to implement concrete policies, plans, programmes and projects in support of sustainable transport.
Transport Related Follow-Up: The inclusion of sustainable transport as a priority in the Chapter V. Framework for Action and Follow-up of the draft Outcome Document for Rio: “The Future We Want” positions Rio+20 to be a pivotal event for scaling up and mainstreaming sustainable transport.
At the the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the SLoCaT Partnership facilited the submission of 17 Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport.
SLoCaT Press Statement
Leading representatives of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) issued a statement regarding the negotiations of the draft outcome of the global United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20.
UN-DESA – SLoCaT Issues Brief Sustainable Transport