Transport Systems that Protect Health and Climate

It is widely acknowledged that a changing climate will have a significant negative impact on human health. Tackling transport emissions will 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 civilization 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 healthy lifestyles 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.

SLOCAT strives to collaborate beyond the transport community, to showcase mutually-reinforcing results across this nexus.

Collaboration with the Health Climate Network

 

SLOCAT was invited to serve as a Steering Group Member of the Health Climate Network – an alliance of organisations, including Wellcome, working to put positive health outcomes at the centre of responses to the climate crisis. The Network advocates for evidence-based policy solutions that save lives and improve global health.

Our collaboration aims to:

  • Identifying actionable and pragmatic messages for actors engaged in international processes on climate change and sustainability.
  • Disseminate evidence-informed, consensus-based data, advocacy and recommendations to a global network.
  • Broaden HCN’s “coalition of the willing” with multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder cooperation beyond the health community.

Download the Infographic on Transport Systems that Protect Health and Climate

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Focus Feature: Health and Health Equity Impacts of Transport

From the SLOCAT Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report – 2nd edition