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  • posted on December 5, 2016
    Mexico City, Mexico (2 December 2016) – At the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, it was announced that Diesel vehicles will be removed from Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens by 2025, as part of unprecedented effort by mayors to improve the quality of air for their citizens. These pioneering cities also pledged to incentivise alternative vehicles and promote walking and cycling infrastructure. Worldwide, 3 million deaths each year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution according to WHO, with the vast majority of these deaths occurring in cities.
  • posted on November 17, 2016
    Press Release on the COP22 Declaration on Accelerated Action on Adaptation in Transport
  • posted on November 17, 2016
    Recognizing the importance of reducing carbon emission in the transportation sector, eight major nations – Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America – signed a Government Fleet Declaration today, pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them. The Declaration was announced at the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22) and was developed under the aegis of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (CEM-EVI).
  • posted on November 14, 2016
    Marrakech, 12 November 2016 – Sustainable transport leaders, catalyzing the necessary transformation alongside governments to address climate change, are meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) today for the Global Climate Action event on Transport.
  • posted on November 4, 2016
    Freight transport accounts for roughly 7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, making it an important sector in the fight against climate change, according to the U.N. But trade-related CO2 emissions are set to almost quadruple by 2050 based on 2010 figures, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Some developing countries are making an effort to cut emissions growth.
  • posted on October 31, 2016
    28 OCT 2016 - New York, 28 October – Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
  • posted on October 21, 2016
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  • posted on October 18, 2016
    Quito, Ecuador, 18th October 2016  The transport and development community, meeting together in Quito, Ecuador on the occasion of Habitat III, welcomes the New Urban Agenda´s recognition of the broad contribution of sustainable urban mobility to sustainable urbanization. We support the vision for urban mobility set out in the New Urban Agenda - but it now needs to be implemented.
  • posted on October 17, 2016
    Two years after its establishment the SLoCaT Partnership welcomes a new Board of Directors. The new Board, which consists of 13 persons includes 5 of the initial Board members, 4 newly elected Board members and 4 appointed, independent Board members.  With the incoming new Board, the SLoCaT Board also welcomes the two new co-Chairs Amy Kenyon of Ford Foundation and Holger Dalkman from the World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. 
  • posted on October 13, 2016
    by Cornie Huizenga and Mark Major  Transforming urban mobility Urban transport systems are already under pressure with growing congestion in most urban areas. To cope with the additional 2.3 billion people expected to be living in urban areas by 2050, the rising demand for transport per person and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need a rapid transformation in urban mobility patterns and modes.
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