Ensuring climate solutions for transport and mobility
that are healthy and equitable
11 May 2021 (Tuesday) I 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm CEST
It is widely acknowledged that a changing climate will have a significant negative impact on human health.
Transport is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions and tackling transport emissions will also have significant positive impacts on air pollution. But the benefits of transforming mobility to sustainable, low carbon paradigms spam across the wide notion of planetary health on which our civilisation depends and in which human health and the health of our planet are inextricably linked.
Whether it is curbing emissions, reducing deaths and injuries in road crashes, enabling a health enabling urban environment with walking and cycling, supporting mental health with reclaimed streets for community life or better integrating urban spatial and transport planning for place-making; the nexus across transport-air pollution-health is a multiplier.
The workshop aims to bring together these mutually-reinforcing drivers to help catalyse integrated action.
Keywords: Air quality and transport, Climate change and transport, Active mobility, Urban planning and land use, Road safety
12:30 – 12:40
Welcome from SLOCAT, session objectives and segments guidance.
Opening Remarks by Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Head of Climate Change Unit, WHO
Evidence on effectiveness of interventions among the climate-transport-health nexus
Segment 1: What are some of the existing good practice/ innovative solutions/ quantification methodologies available?
13:06 – 13:30
Segment 2: Thematic exchanges
While the impacts of active mobility on physical health are known, how do transport policies also improve mental health and social cohesion, especially for the most vulnerable groups?
How do we build back green, equitable transport systems in a post-COVID-19 recovery phase?
13:31 – 13:45