The Results Framework on Sustainable Transport, developed by the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) describes the contribution of sustainable transport to the realisation of the post-2015 Development Agenda that is currently being discussed by a special Open Working Group of the United Nations General Assembly. Sustainable transport cuts across many of the areas for which the OWG is currently discussing possible Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This document lays out options for targets on sustainable transport that support these possible SDGs. It provides indicators that can be used over the next 15 years to measure the realisation of the proposed targets. It suggests key implementation and enabling measures, which if realised in a timely manner will help to bring about sustainable transport.
Sustainable Transport was identified as one of 26 cross-cutting thematic areas and cross-sectoral issues in “The Future We Want”, the outcome document of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The SLoCaT Results Framework details how the Rio+20 consensus on sustainable transport can be integrated in the proposals for SDGs and targets developed by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SLoCaT takes into account the outcomes of The Seventh Session of the OWG held January 6-10, 2014, which addressed sustainable transport.
Rather than pursue sustainable transport as a standalone Sustainable Development Goal, it is more likely that featuring transport’s key dimensions at the level of targets under other possible Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will generate the level of attention and allocation of resources required to accelerate the implementation of sustainable transport.
SLoCaT’s work to develop a Results Framework on Sustainable Transport started in September 2013. The Results Framework is developed by a team of consultants (Phil Sayeg and Paul Starkey) with inputs and guidance from Cornie Huizenga, the Secretary General of the SLoCaT Partnership. Providing financial and technical support for the development of the Results Framework on Sustainable Transport are Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN-Habitat with support from Department for International Development. A Steering Committee, led by Professor Anthony May was formed to provide technical reviews of key deliverables.
The development of the Results Framework is a process and the Results Framework itself is a “living document”, which will change taking into account the ongoing discussions in the OWG and feedback from stakeholders on sustainable transport and sustainable development.