The next generation of urban transportation champions need to put transport into context

Henrik Nolmark, Director, Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Photo by Supriya S on Unsplash We know pretty well what needs to be done, right? Reduce private car driving, promote and improve public transport, infrastructure for walking and cycling, more environment-friendly deliveries, safer and more accessible streets, and so on. We have beautiful design ideas …

SDG Business Forum Breakout Session: Business Driving Zero-Emission Freight Transport

On 23 September, SLOCAT, the TDA, and WBCSD co-hosted a session on Business Driving Zero-Emission Freight Transport, as part of the UN SDG Business Forum. Panelists included Andrea Meza Murillo, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica; Sita Holtslag, Senior Advisor Sustainable Mobility, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Transport Decarbonisation Alliance); Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre, …

Webinar on Transport, Climate Action and Sustainable Development: Synergies across NDCs and VNRs in IsDB Member Countries

Webinar on Transport, Climate Action and Sustainable Development: Synergies across NDCs and VNRs in IsDB Member Countries

The transport sector has a critical role to play in achieving climate change mitigation targets and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and further alignment is needed between the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to realise the full potential of sustainable low-carbon transport in achieving these goals. The Islamic Development …

Virtual Kick-off Event: NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia – India Component

Virtual Kick-off Event: NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia – India Component

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the online kick-off event of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) – Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) – India Component. In India, the NDC-TIA programme is being implemented by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) …

COVID-19 and Transport: An exchange between two generations of Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport

COVID-19 and Transport: An exchange between two generations of Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPv1uPVMif0&feature=youtu.beTwo generations of SLOCAT-VREF Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport come together to discuss the ongoing challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on transport and mobility. Each Young Leader zooms in on the solutions to the crisis on which they are working, and their expectations for the future of mobility after the pandemic subsides. Sit …

Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (Asia)

Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (Asia)

Description The SLOCAT Partnership Secretariat is seeking Research Assistants who have a strong interest in gathering data and analysing global policies on transport, sustainable development, and climate change. Research Assistants will contribute to desk research and data collection for a project tracking the progress of the transport sector in the Asia region. The Research Assistants …

Mobility in cities: Building back better for the most vulnerable

Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder and CEO, Safetipin For all of us working on sustainable urbanisation, development and mobility, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenge: How do we continue working on building viable mobility options to ensure that the goals of sustainable and equitable urbanisation are supported and furthered? By nature, cities are spaces of intermingling, …

Post-COVID Recovery: Major challenges for public transport

Sergio Avelleda, Director of Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Photo by billow 926/Unsplash The post-pandemic period will test one of the vital elements of our great cities. Public transport systems are facing unprecedented challenges, which will put their viability at risk. The city’s existence derives from an economic, social and psychological necessity: …