To this end, the Secretary General established and launched in August 2014 a High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST), representing all modes of transport including road, rail, aviation, marine, ferry, and urban public transport providers. For more information and documents on this topic, please visit this link. Multimodal transport – the combining of various transport modes throughout a journey – can also increase the use of sustainable transport modes, but needs a strong boost. The Transport Sector Policy Note is composed of nine reports, including this one, and a summary for decision-makers. The Combined Transport Directive is important here – it is designed to support multimodal freight operations involving rail and waterborne transport, including short-sea shipping. This report was drafted by a working group of United Nations entities, the World Bank, and other stakeholders to suggest a common understanding of the blue economy; to highlight the importance of such an approach, particularly for small island developing states and coastal least developed countries; In 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed an independent High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide a focused set of recommendations on how the transport sector can advance sustainable development with poverty eradication at its core, promote economic growth, This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. During the launch event, Carolina Toha, Mayor of Santiago, Chile, noted that transportation determines the way in which people live and connect, and thus has important consequences on equality and environment. The policy recommendations of the Advisory Group were submitted to the Secretary-General in a global sustainable transport outlook report, entitled "Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development", released at the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference in November 2016. JPOI provided multiple anchor points for sustainable transport, in the context of infrastructure, public transport systems, goods delivery networks, affordability, efficiency and convenience of transportation, as well as improving urban air quality and health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Experts Urge Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for SDGs, Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development. Nancy Young, Airlines of America, stressed the need to find ways to use market-based measures in a tailored way for sustainable transportat and to bring together the supply chains in all sectors to work on common issues. The initiative supports the development and expansion of sustainable mobility systems in developing countries and emerging economies, thereby promoting climate-friendly, safe and affordable urban mobility. The SDG Update compiles the news, commentary and upcoming events that are published on the SDG Knowledge Hub each day, delivering information on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to your inbox. Though public transport has long been seen as a more viable sustainable transport option in dealing with traffic and mobility in urban areas, promoting the use of bicycles as a model of sustainable transport has been part of the core strategy of the Global Environmental Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Egypt since 1998. highest contribution to the development of Myanmar’s transport sector. Martin Lundstedt, CEO Volvo Group, highlighted that businesses that do not have strong sustainability agendas will not have a competitive edge in the future. Alain Flausch, Secretary-General of the International Association of Public Transport, called for an “ASI” approach: “A,” avoid useless transport; “S,” shift to sustainable transport; and “I,” improve. The Thirteenth Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia will be held in virtual on 10-11 November 2020.  The importance of transport for climate action is further recognized under the UNFCCC - the transport sector will be playing a particularly important role in the achievement of the Paris Agreement, given the fact close to a quarter of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions come from transport and that these emissions are projected to grow substantially in the years to come. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom, We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for su, Theme:  Changing the Course of Asia’s Transport Sector through Transformational Change This responds to the call by the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport’s report Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development, which highlights the need for a strong monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress in the sector. While developed economies mostly face challenges related to air pollution, traffic congestion and the efficiency of the transportation system, developing economies need roads, infrastructure and mechanisms for financing the development of infrastructure. She invited participants to consider sustainable transport as a means for achieving multiple goals rather than a goal in itself. Components for evaluating sustainability include the particular vehicles used for road, water or air transport; the source of energy; and the infrastructure used to accommodate the transport (roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and terminals). In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, sustainable transport is mainstreamed across several SDGs and targets, especially those related to food security, health, energy, economic growth, infrastructure, and cities and human settlements. In undertaking the five-year review of the implementation of Agenda 21 during its nineteenth Special Session in 1997, the UN General Assembly further noted that, over the next twenty years, transportation would be expected to be the major driving force behind a growing world demand for energy (Indeed, it is now the largest end-use of energy in developed countries and the fastest growing one in most developing countries). “To provide safe transport, gaining citizens’ trust in public transport … An expert panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concluded that greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 28 October 2016: An expert panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concluded that greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [UN Press Release] [Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development] [UN News Centre] [Global Sustainable Transport Conference] [IISD RS Sources]. The Forum (webinar) is co-organized by the M, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. World leaders recognized unanimously at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) that transportation and mobility are central to sustainable development. Ion says that the working group has identified four priority areas: safe transport, sustainable and inclusive mobility; personalised mobility, and new data-driven services and optimised revenue streams. In its report, titled ‘Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development,’ the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport notes that the investments needed for transitioning to sustainable transport amount to the current ‘business as usual’ spending but, unlike the current practices, would deliver savings up to US$70 trillion by 2050 and could produce a global gross domestic product (GDP) increase of … The report notes that the investments needed for transitioning to sustainable transport amount to the current 'business as usual' spending but, unlike the current practices, would deliver savings up to US$70 trillion by 2050 and could produce a global gross domestic product (GDP) increase of US$2.6 trillion.   © 1990-2020, IISD. Sustainable transportation can enhance economic growth and improve accessibility.