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Delivering Sustainable Transport: Keeping the Flame from Rio+20 Alive
22 May 2014 @ 4:30 pm
On 22 May 2014, Asian Development Bank and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) will organize a side event during the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum on in Leipzig, Germany. The event titled “Delivering Sustainable Transport: Keeping the Flame from Rio+20 Alive” will present six initiatives on low carbon transport being developed for the Climate Summit convened by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for September 2014.
The six transport initiatives are covered under four high-impact areas:
- Transport, International Union of Railways Initiative, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Declaration on Climate Leadership, Urban Electronic Mobility Vehicles Initiative;
- Cities, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) ‘Global BRT Alliance’;
- Energy Efficiency, Global Fuel Economy Initiative;
- Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Green Freight Global Plan of Action.
Please see the Transport Initiative 2-pager, for more information on the transport sector at Climate Summit.
The joint ADB-SLoCaT session will also report on progress on commitments made at Rio+20 on sustainable transport, including the pledge of $175 billion for more sustainable transport in developing countries by eight Multilateral Development Banks.
Speakers at the Event:
- Cornie Huizenga; Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
- Cristiano Façanha, International Council on Clean Transportation
- Andre Dzikus; Coordinator Urban Basic Services Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
- Alain Flausch; Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
- Jean-Pierre Loubinoux; Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)
- Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre
- Tyrrell Duncan; Director, EATC concurrently Practice Leader (Transport), East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
For more information on the event please contact Cornie Huizenga at cornie.huizenga[at]slocatpartnership.org or Ko Sakamoto at ksakamoto[at]adb.org