Work Program 2010-2011
The 2010-2011 SLoCaT Work Program was drafted taking into account the following:
- To achieve a better balance between the “sustainable” and “low carbon” parts of SLoCaT
- Stronger (developing) country orientation
- Promote coordination and cooperation among SLoCaT members and aim for more engaged members
- Increase emphasis on knowledge management
- Leverage of critical mass of SLoCaT Partnership, and
- Bottom-up approach which enables SLoCaT members to use SLoCaT as value added for their activities
The work program 2010-2011 is divided in 4 main components:
1) Membership Services
- Regularly updated on-line documentation (through restructured SLoCaT website) of key activities of SLoCaT members related to Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
- Create on-line community for SLoCaT members which can be used to communicate with all SLoCaT focal points
- Quarterly e-newsletter to SLoCaT members and other relevant stakeholders (estimated 2000 persons).
- Restructure the SLoCaT website
2) Knowledge Management and Dissemination
- Organize knowledge on sustainable, low carbon transport best practices and make it accessible to SLoCaT members and other interested stakeholders:
- Land Transport sector and all relevant sub-sectors, NMT, public transport, urban transport, freight and logistics, etc.
- Transport sector GHG assessment methodologies
- Mitigation efforts and co-benefits
- Develop fact sheets featuring various topics related to sustainable, low carbon transport making use of SLoCaT collective memory
3) Facilitate the development of Policy Guidelines and conduct policy outreach activities
- Develop common policy statements or submission to influence transport and climate policy, programs and projects, aimed at e.g.:UNFCCC process, CSD 19 and Rio+20
- Important policy outreach channel for the SLoCaT Partnership will be the Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia and Latin America.
- Policy statements, or submissions to international meetings can be initiated by SLoCaT members or by the Conveners Office
- Assess the feasibility of a broad based international campaign on sustainable, low carbon transport which SLoCaT members (and other groups) can join and which can serve as an umbrella for outreach activities by SloCaT members
4) Facilitate bottom-up SLoCaT programs
Currently the following programs are considered for 2010- 2011:
- Transport Data program. SLoCaT will facilitate joint effort on national level transport data with inputs from: ADB, CAI-Asia Center, IDB, IEA, IRF, ITF, UIC, UITP, and UN-DESA. Aim is to make announcement on work program for joint effort in May 2011.
- Post 2012 Climate instruments. Work on this topic will build on ongoing efforts by ADB-IDB, GEF-STAP and the Bridging the Gap initiative. Focus will be on the development of Transport NAMAs and their guidelines.
- Coordinated Country EST/SLoCaT strategy. UNCRD has been working on the development of country based national Environmentally SustainableTransport Strategies. Such national strategies can form the basis domestic policy making and to integrate external assistance in a more meaningful manner.