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Networking Event: Quito Action Plan on Sustainable Urban Mobility (QAPSUM)

18 October 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Session Description:

This networking event presents key elements of SLoCaT’s Quito Action Plan for Sustainable Urban Mobility (QAPSUM), a global, open and transparent platform for all actors (e.g. transport industry, financial institutions, cities, academia, governments) which aims to transform urban mobility by contributing to safe, healthy, efficient, climate friendly and clean cities.  QAPSUM is intended to deliver simultaneously on the New Urban Agenda (NUA), the Paris Agreement, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

This event will feature: (a) potential contributions to QAPSUM by “non-traditional” transport stakeholders and those focusing on transport-relevant SDGs (e.g. youth, urban-rural  linkages, road safety, energy efficiency, climate resilience); (b) how existing voluntary commitments on sustainable transport by non-state actors contribute; and (c) capacity building in support of the implementation of the transport elements of the NUA..

Session Agenda:

Moderator: Felix Dodds, Communitas Coalition

Introduction to QAPSUM (10 minutes)

  • Holger Dalkmann, Director, Strategy and Global Policy, EMBARQ Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities, and Co-Chair, SLoCaT Foundation Board of Directors

1. Cross-sectoral perspectives (30 minutes)

Link transport-related SDG targets to NUA transport provisions, through perspectives of non-traditional transport stakeholders

  • Maruxa Cardama, Communitas Coalition
    • Urban-rural linkages/integrated territorial development
    • SDG Target 9.1 Develop … regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
  • Carlos Dora, World Health Organization
    • Road safety/air quality/public health:
    • SDG Target 3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic
    • SDG Target 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
  • Aashish Khullar, UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY)
    • Youth and urban access
    • SDG Target 11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, …with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
  • Andrew Salkin, 100 Resilient Cities (TBC)
    • Urban resilience
    • SDG Target 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters
  • Jean Francois Gagne, IEA
    • Energy efficiency/fossil fuel subsidy reform
    • SDG Target 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
    • SDG Target 12.c Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions
  • Max Jensen, European Investment Bank
    • Sustainable infrastructure
    • SDG Target 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure 

2. Linkage of NUA to voluntary transport commitments (30 minutes)

  • Discussion of how existing voluntary transport commitments (e.g. Rio+20 commitments, LPAA initiatives) are incorporating NUA transport provisions
  • Bernhard Ensink, ECF
  • Aimee Gauthier, ITDP
  • Oliver Lah, UEMI (Wuppertal Institute)
  • Mael Martinie, CODATU
  • Mircea Steriu, UITP
  • Sheila Watson, GFEI

3. Capacity building for NUA (30 minutes)

  • Brief presentation by Armin Wagner, GIZ, on Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) and capacity development related activities (8 min)
  • Brief remarks from discussants on transport capacity building needs

(6-8 min each, no slides):

  • Juan Carlos Muñoz, Director BRT Centre of Excellence, Santiago, Chile
  • Representative, National/local government (TBD)
  • Representative, National/local government (TBD) 

Discussion of three segments: (15-20 minutes)

  • Panelists and audience


18 October 2016
4:30 pm