The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Mogens Lykketoft, will convene a high-level thematic debate on sustainable development, climate change and financing. This event is one of three high-level events the President will convene during UNGA 70. Lykketoft said on 19 October 2015 that the meeting will involve a range of stakeholders.
The 5th B4E Climate Summit in London will bring together more than 400 global leaders from business, government, media and NGOs to discuss and agree on recommendations for transformation in energy productivity to drive global growth and prosperity. The Summit will present a long-term outlook for energy productivity and explore the emerging technologies, financing and policy changes required to achieve lasting benefits for society and the environment.
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) was held from 13-16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. FfD3 followed on the first international conference on FfD in 2002, which yielded the Monterrey Consensus, and the second international FfD conference in 2008, which produced the Doha Declaration.
Several SLoCaT members have contributed to the Position Paper on Financing Sustainable Transport by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAGST).
The Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is seeking comments on the draft discussion paper: Financing Rural Transport Services in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities. The discussion paper is developed with support of the UK Aid-funded African and Asian Community Access Programmes (AFCAP-ASCAP).
27 Experts on Transport and Sustainable Development from 9 different countries in the Asia-Pacific region took part on June 4 -5, 2015 in the “Hong Kong Round Table on Private Sector Financing for Sustainable Transport”.
By Michael Replogle and Cornie Huizenga
Michael Replogle, Managing Director for Policy and Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, both serve as observers to the Technical Working Group of MDB Working Group on Sustainable Transport