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Expert Meeting on Realizing the Rio+20 Momentum on Sustainable Transportation

21 May 2013 @ 8:30 am

 “Transportation and mobility are central to sustainable development”. This statement The Future We Want, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development-Rio+20, reconfirms the critical role of sustainable transportation in development.

The importance of sustainable transportation at the Rio+20 Conference was further highlighted by the voluntary commitment for more sustainable transport delivered by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), together with 16 other Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport covering knowledge management, capacity building and policy formulation.
The Dutch government in partnership with SLoCaT consider it important to take stock of relevant follow-up efforts since the Rio+20 meeting , and would like to contribute towards developing a meaningful strategy for continued action on sustainable transport in the context of sustainable development.

The meeting brought together representatives from MDBs with a selected number of experts within the sustainable development and transport sector. The Netherlands has a great expertise in logistics and multi-modal transport systems. The meeting offered a variety of organizations specialized in sustainable transport as well as some specific countries to engage with MDBs leading experts on sustainable transport. 

For detailed information about the event, Chairs Summary and the Program of the Day are presented below:

  • Program of the Day:

9.00 – 9.45

  • Welcome & Outlining the objective of the meeting by Expert Meeting Host, Hugo von Meijenfeldt, Deputy Director-General Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
  • Welcome on behalf of Co-Organizer, Cornie Huizenga, Joint-Convener Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
  • Opening remarks on behalf of Rio+20 VC MDB group. Tyrrell Duncan, Director, East Asia Transport Division concurrently Practice Leader (Transport) at Asian Development Bank

9.45 – 10.30

Session 1: ‘Where are we 11 months after Rio+20

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee /tea break

11.00 – 11.30

Session 2: ‘Global Transport Demand and Cost Estimates – 2050’

11.30 – 13:00 Session 3 ‘Main areas of follow-up in the implementation of Rio+20 commitments’

A. Provision of Transport Infrastructure and Services

How to combine the need for creating better access with environmental and social equity principles?

  B. Leveraging MDB Financing for sustainable transportation

Strategies to leverage MDB funding for sustainable transport.

  C. Scaling Up Sustainable, Low Carbon Technology

What support does private sector require in advancing sustainable transport related technologies?


D. Bilateral Support for sustainable transport

Case Study Netherlands

13:00-14:15 Lunch

Session 4 “Break-out Groups in support of development recommendations”

Break-out Groups on: (a) Infrastructure; (b) Finance, and (c) Technology

  • What’s missing, what are global priorities what are regional priorities (do they differ)?
  • What is the potential role of MDBs and other external groups (i.e. Private Sector and NGOs)?
  • How can the New York process
    (OWG, High Level Group, etc.) help?
  • Role of bilateral political and transfer of private sector best practices?
  • Scope for the Netherlands to contribute to international efforts on sustainable transport through partnership with the MDB community?
15:45-16:15  Coffee and Tea Break

Session 5 Summary and way forward’

  • Wrapping up main outcomes breakout sessions
  • General discussion on key
  • Chairs summary and closing

17:00-18:00 Informal Drinks



21 May 2013
8:30 am
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