Regional Expert Group Meeting on Policy Options for Sustainable Transport Development

27 Nov 2013 to 29 Nov 2013
Incheon, Republic of Korea

The Rio+20 Summit renewed global commitment to sustainable development and recognized that transport and mobility are central to sustainable development. In order to fulfill these commitments Asian countries and cites need to adopt and implement various innovative policies, strategies and approaches to ensure economic, environmental and social sustainability of transportation systems.
ESCAP in collaboration with the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) is undertaking a study on policy options for sustainable transport development that incorporates review of policies and best practices in the area of general transport, urban transport and green port and maritime transport.

The Transport Division and the ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office are collaborating to organize a regional expert group meeting with the objectives to: (i) present findings of a joint study on policy options for sustainable transport development; (ii) exchange views and share knowledge, policies and best practices on selected aspects/key elements of sustainable transport development; (iii) discuss ways to enhance coordination of policies and strategies at national and city level and implementation proven best practices in their country/city.

Senior transport policy makers in member countries, mayors and governors from selected secondary cities and representative of international organizations are expected to participate in the meeting.

Session 1: Opening session
Session 2: Regional overview of sustainable transport policies and practices
Session 3: Sustainable urban transport system-I
Session 3: Sustainable urban transport system II
Session 4: Non-motorized transport
Session 5: Green ports, coastal shipping, maritime transport and inland waterways
Session 6: Institutional aspect and coordination of policies at national/local/city level
Session 7: Issues and challenges of developing sustainable transport/urban transport system (updates from countries and secondary cities)
Session 8: The way forward and next steps

Contact: UN ESCAP
1. Mr. Madan Bandhu Regmi
Transport Division
Tel: (66-2) 288-1571
Fax: (66-2) 288-3050
E-mail: [email protected]

2. Mr. Sangmin Nam
Deputy Director
UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office (ENEA)
Tel: (82-32) 488 6600
E-mail: [email protected]

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