- Date: 18 Jun 2012
- Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
- Organizer: Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
- Theme: Monitoring progress towards sustainable development
- Perspective: Global
- Language: english
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Assessing Sustainable Transport in the context of Green Economy
SummaryThis learning event facilitated by the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank, the EMBARQ/WRI Center on Sustainable Transport, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the United Nations Human Settlements Program focuses on the assessment of sustainable transport in the context of the Green Economy. The transport sector is of particular relevance to the green economy theme of Rio+20 because of its potential for wide-ranging environmental, economic and social development benefits. Yet, little awareness and experience exists at present on how progress towards sustainable transport can be measured, monitored and accelerated, through the use of indicators.
The impact of this learning event will be an increased awareness among the participants in this topic as well as a contribution to the formulation and implementation of a monitoring strategy for sustainable transport in the context of the green economy as called for in the Zero Draft Outcome Document of the Rio+20 Conference.
IntroductionTransport is a key sector for sustainable development. The transport sector is rapidly changing, especially in emerging and developing economies. Since the WSSD
ObjectiveThe objectives of the Learning Event are as follows:
a. Strengthen the understanding of participants on the contribution of sustainable transport to the Green Economy;
ProgrammeIt is planned to have four main presentations in this learning event:
a. Introduction to sustainable transport and the green economy.
This presentation will be delivered by Holger Dalkmann, Director E
MethodThe main ta
ImpactThe direct impact of this learning event is to raise the awareness of participating persons and organizat
Holger Dalkmann (World Resources Institute on Sustainable Transport)
Director EMBARQ World Resources Institute on Sustainable Transport
Michael Replogle (Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP))
Global Policy Director and Founder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
Roelof Wittink (Dutch Cycling Embassy (DCE) )
Director of the Dutch Cycling Embassy (DCE)
Tyrrell Duncan (Asian Development Bank (ADB))
Director, Transport, East Asia Department, concurrently Practice Leader (Transport), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Andre Dzikus (UN-Habitat)
Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-HABITAT
Cornie Huizenga (facilitator) (Partnership on Sustainable Transport (SloCaT))
Joint Convenor, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT)