UN-DESA – SLoCaT Issues Brief Sustainable Transport
To clarify the important role of transport in global sustainable development SLoCaT together with UN-DESA prepared an issues brief on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport in Emerging and Developing Economies. The transport sector is of particular relevance to the green economy theme of Rio+20 because of its potential for wide-ranging environmental, economic and social development benefits. However, for the transport sector to be able to make a significant contribution to the transition to a green economy it is important to have transport sector-specific Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development that will enable UN organizations and multilateral development banks supported by other stakeholders to take on a lead role in scaling-up effective sustainable, low carbon transport policies and interventions.
Letters to UNCSD Focal Points
The SLoCaT Partnership has written twice to the UNCSD focal points expressing its concern on the lack of coverage of sustainable mobility in the Zero Draft Outcome Document and has requested countries to include sustainable mobility as an additional priority area under the section on Green Economy and to include sustainable mobility as a topic to be covered by a future Sustainable Development Goal.
- SLoCaT January 2012 Letter: English version, French version, Spanish version or Portugese version
- SLoCaT April 2012 Letter: English version, French version, Spanish version or Portugese version
- 100 Days to go to Rio+20: 100 Days to Avoid that Sustainable Transport falls by the Wayside in Rio in June.
Leading representatives of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) issued 30 April 2012 a statement regarding the negotiations of the draft outcome of the global United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20.
In November 2012 SLoCaT issued a Press release to support its contribution to the Rio+20 Compilation Document