SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY FOR ALL

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October 16, 2017
ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN - There are 1.25 million lives lost in road accidents annually — 90 percent of these in low -income countries. Air pollution leads to around 6.5 million deaths each year. And almost 25 percent of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions come from transport systems. To ensure a sustainable future for this planet, the transport sector must undergo a massive transformation.
Source: Huffington Post
July 17, 2017
One of the toughest environmental and social challenges of our time is managing the mobility of people and goods. By 2030, passenger traffic will exceed 80,000 billion passenger-kilometers—a fifty percent increase—and freight volume will grow by 70 percent globally.
Source: Huffington Post
May 06, 2016
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016— Ministers of Environment from France, the Netherlands and Morocco, mayors and CEOs today joined with the World Bank Group and other stakeholders to call for global and more concerted action to tackle the climate impact of transport while ensuring mobility for everyone.
Source: The World Bank
May 05, 2016
Two weeks after 175 government representatives came together in New York City to sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement, leaders are gathering in Washington, D.C. to advance concrete actions that will make the agreement a reality.
Source: The World Bank
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?