On June 20, 2013, the 44th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)’s Governing Council approved a $369.82 million Work Program, consisting of 48 project concepts and two programmatic approaches. The Work Program includes a World Bank sustainable transport project in Russian Federation titled “National Urban Transport Improvement Project.” For the project, the GEF finances 9.1 million USD grant with co-finance of 270 million USD.
Many of the proposals for post-2015 goals and targets appear ambitious, but what would it take to achieve them? This ODI paper assesses what is needed to achieve goals for universal and sustainable access to infrastructure, specifically water, energy and transport.
BERLIN, GERMANY (20 June, 2013)—The implementation of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, one year ago today, is well on track concluded the report “Creating Universal Access to Safe, Clean and Affordable Transport”, presented today at the Berlin High Level Dialogue on Implementing Rio+20 Decisions on Sustainable Cities and Transport.
The overarching vision of the outcome document of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) on the post-2015 development framework reads: “Our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty
Guadalajara, Mexico-06 May 2013
The Urban World 2030 Workshop: Sustainable Transport for Global Development and Climate Protection 2013 was co-organized by Atlantic Council, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) on April 9th in Washington DC.
Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) Builds Momentum Towards an Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum for Africa
April 8, 2013-Nairobi, Kenya.
Over the past decade, Africa has been experiencing tremendous economic dynamism and growth: seven of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries are in Africa; the continent’s economic output has more than tripled; and average economic growth is expected to be 4.8
SLoCaT Input to the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and SLoCaT-Bridging the Gap input on MRV of Domestic NAMAs to SBSTA
March 25, 2013-Shanghai
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved a grant of US $950,000 to help Nigeria prepare for a proposed project to revamp Abuja’s mass transit system. The request for the project preparation money was submitted to the CIF by the Government of Nigeria and the African Development Bank (AfDB).