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  • Will the U.S. ever move forward with upgrading its rail network? Photo by Trey Ratcliff.
  • The Mayor of Paris has announced the campaign, “Une Journée Sans Voiture” – “A Day Without Car,” to stop traffic in the city on September 27th as an action to tackle pollution and climate change. The campaign serves as a significant example to respond to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call to “reshape the world’s transport systems for a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.”
  • In October 2016, Habitat III will set the agenda for urban development over the next decade, and scaling up sustainable transport infrastructure and services within the world’s cities will be a critical component in the sustainable urban development process.
  • ‘The 2015 New Climate Economy Report’, published by The New Climate Economy, identifies ten key areas of opportunity for stronger climate action which will also bring significant economic benefits. Transport is listed under two of the ten key areas to facilitate a low carbon, sustainable economic growth.
  • The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) was held from 13-16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  FfD3 followed on the first international conference on FfD in 2002, which yielded the Monterrey Consensus, and the second international FfD conference in 2008, which produced the Doha Declaration.  
  • The XXVth World Road Congress will take place at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul, Korea from November 2 to 6, 2015.
  • The 8th International and Environmental Congress will be held one month before the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France. This affords a singular opportunity to bring together business and policy leaders, civil society and people from the academy in the region, to prepare, educate, and energize them for the coming COP.
  • ERTICO (ITS Europe) is hosting the 2015 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 5 to 9 October, 2015 in Bordeaux, France in partnership with ITS America and ITS Asia-Pacific.
  • The United Nations summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, which is the target date for realizing the SDGs, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.
  • The intention of the Michelin Challenge Bibendum is to show that progress really is being made in mobility and the future is bright for transportation that benefits society. There is a gap between what exists today, the challenges faced (in terms of energy, the environment, safety, and widespread access to effective mobility), and the slowness of the decision-making processes around the world.
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