Increasing focus on the urgent need for sustainable transport

In June, the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, established by the United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems.

The Advisory Group will deliver a report on the outlook for global, sustainable transport, to include sections on road safety, climate impacts, health issues and clean fuels, ahead of the first international conference on sustainable transport to be held in 2016.

The UN recognises that sustainable transport is an increasingly important concern given that over half of the world’s population live in cities and expectations that the number of vehicles in use will rise from 1.3 billion to 1.6 billion over the next 20 years.

“As the transport sector is already responsible for nearly a quarter of all global energy-related emissions, we see the need to increase the provision and use of low carbon fuels as a vital part of the drive to create sustainable transport,” comments Richard Lilleystone, Gazasia’s CEO.

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