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UN Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport Launched New Report


Our former Rupprecht Consult colleague Frank Wefering supported the development of this report

In 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon 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, and bolster the fight against climate change. The outcome of this effort is "Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development", the first ever Global Sustainable Transport Outlook Report, addressing all modes of transport, in developing and developed countries. The foremost recommendation is: Make transport planning, policy and investment decisions based on the three sustainable development dimensions — social development, environmental (including climate) impacts and economic growth—and a full life cycle analysis. José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, the Paris based intergovernmental policy think tank attached to the OECD, who was appointed to the High-level Group in September 2015, endorsed the report and specifically applauded its move away from a concept of mobility focused on motorised transport and improving traffic speed to the notion of transport as an enabler of access and prioritising quality of life. Frank Wefering, now a consultant at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, met Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the official launch of the report at the UN headquarters in New York City on 28 October 2016.


[1] Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development