COVID-19 and Transport: An exchange between two generations of Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport
03 Aug 2020

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)
31 Jul 2020

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 …

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14 Jul 2020

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, …

14 Jul 2020

Streets are public space; streets are political spaces

Aimee Gauthier, Chief Knowledge Officer, ITDP Photo from A. Gauthier During March and April, New York City was the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. I live in the epicentre of that epicentre, in Queens. In fact, I live a 10 minute walk from Elmhurst Hospital, one of the hardest hit hospitals, …

08 Jul 2020

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: …

08 Jul 2020

How close collaboration across the transport family can spread best practice and keep mobility chains open

François Davenne, Director General, UIC UIC, as the technical platform for railway cooperation at the global level, is the place of exchange for best practice, bringing together many networks of experts. In the context of COVID-19, the strength of these networks is used to give members and partners the possibility to regularly exchange information on …

29 Jun 2020

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 …

25 Jun 2020

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 …

REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector
16 Jun 2020

REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

We need a Total Fossil Lockdown for a Climate Revolution Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released today. The …

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