The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Action Network on Sustainable Transport integrates different initiatives on sustainable, low carbon transport. It is an action-oriented communities where stakeholders may collaborate and share information on sustainable transport – it is meant to catalyze actions among all stakeholders and their networks to implement concrete policies, plans, programmes and projects in support of sustainable transport.
The inclusion of sustainable transport to the list of Action Networks for Sustainable Development, follows a 2012 decision by UN- Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to make transport one of the six building blocks for sustainable development In the Five Year Action Agenda for his second term. At that time the SG also announced his intention to convene aviation, marine, ferry, rail, road and urban public transport providers, along with Governments and investors, to develop and take action on recommendations for more sustainable transport systems that can address rising congestion and pollution worldwide, particularly in urban areas.
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