August 15, 2018
In the current international context, a binding framework of action is unlikely to be supported by all countries in the international community. Therefore, the development of a framework based on voluntary compliance is the basis for obtaining support from relevant governments. This seems to be the most realistic and a relatively constructive first step.
July 16, 2018
The Global Tracking Framework for transport is a new platform of indicators and data to help track global progress towards sustainable mobility. This new tool was developed with the support of the UK Government's Department for International Development, as well as from all the members of the SuM4All Consortium. The vision for sustainable mobility is built around four global objectives—universal access, efficiency, safety and green mobility. The Global Tracking Framework identifies targets for these four objectives and tracks or measures them with data and indicators.
July 06, 2018
Sustainable Mobility for All was featured at the World Transport Convention 2018 (WTC), which brought together over 6,000 participants last month in Beijing—including high-level government officials, CEOs of companies, heads of international organizations, and academics. Specifically, SuM4All participated in the Belt and Road Initiative Transport Alliance Symposium and the Smart Urban Transport and Mobility Forum organized under the WTC umbrella.
May 04, 2018
Transport organizations have been calling for the world to embrace sustainable modes of travel for years. As of late, these calls have gotten stronger. In the past few years, many organizations and agencies have emerged with the sole objective of realizing a world in which sustainable mobility is a reality.
March 27, 2017
Development practitioners often rely on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) performance indicators to assess the results of a transport project. Collecting indicators before, during, and after a project allows us to gain insights about project execution and project outputs, which can help us, for example, measure changes in travel time or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system ridership.
February 23, 2017
In March, the international community of statisticians will gather in New York and Ottawa to discuss and agree on a global indicator framework for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 targets of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The task at hand is ambitious. In 2015, heads of state from around the world committed to do nothing less than “transform our world”.
January 23, 2017
In May last year, key stakeholders joined the World Bank Group in calling for global and more concerted action to address the climate impact of transport while ensuring mobility for everyone. More recently, the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport noted, in its final recommendations to Ban Ki-Moon, emphasized the need for “coalitions or partnership networks” to “strengthen coherence” for scaling up sustainable transport, as well as establishing monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
November 22, 2016
On November 26, 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon will convene the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. What is at stake in this capstone two-day event? What fresh developments might it yield, and how might it change the dynamics for transport?