IsDB announces US$2.3 billion strategic preparedness response for member countries

Shared by Mohammed Alsayed, Manager, Economic Infrastructure at Islamic Development Bank, and published in the IsDB SDG Digest Special Edition on COVID-19 Photo from Gulf Business In recent years disruption is associated with something positive. This was largely associated with the work of scholars of innovation such as Clayton M. Christensen. The Cambridge Dictionary defined …

Restoring trust in public transport: The way forward

Written by Tsu-Jui Cheng, on behalf of Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General Photo from CityTalk/ICLEI As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport sector has experienced some of the most severe social and economic impacts. Public transport is keeping cities moving through the crisis, getting essential workers to their jobs and supporting essential …

Health & happiness: How can transport contribute to enhanced quality of life?

Transport and mobility can play a central role in improving the quality of life. In this Fireside Chat episode of Let’s Talk Transport, experts from the sustainable, low carbon transport community, together with others working on public health, air quality, and behaviour change, will investigate this topic in light of complex societal challenges. Speakers: Glynda …

Launch of #TransportinNDCs Campaign!

Launch of #TransportinNDCs Campaign!

SLOCAT launches campaign in collaboration with partners to raise transport ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Although the COP26 UN Conference on Climate Change – set to take place in Glasgow in November under the presidency of the UK government – has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, the need for more ambitious climate ...

COVID-19: Lessons learnt and outlooks for sustainable, low carbon transport

This global health crisis is a game changer, shining a light on the inextricably linked social, economic, and environmental matters our societies must crucially address, as well as on our poor emergency management and preparedness. Against this backdrop, the sustainable, low carbon transport community must capitalise on the nerve struck by this emergency and evolve ...

Call for Applications for Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport 2020

Call for Applications for Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport 2020

The SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) are accepting applications for the 2020 edition  of the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme. The programme seeks to build bridges between the transport community and young people to explore new perspectives by creating an interface between knowledge and …

COVID-19 and Sustainable Transport

COVID-19 and Sustainable Transport

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent a shock wave through our society, and is permanently changing the world as we know it. Our global economy has been severely disrupted, from supply chains and markets, to workers and trade, laying bare the weaknesses in our overall preparedness for disasters and global crises. We, as the sustainable, low ...

Apply for the 2020 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency

Apply for the 2020 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency

The Schipper family and the World Resources Institute are accepting applications for the 2020 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020 (UPDATED, EXTENDED DEADLINE!). Apply now here. The Scholarship The “Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency” targets supporting the momentum …