| Upcoming events
16 to 18 Sep 2014, Manila, Philippines
The ADB Transport Forum is the largest gathering of transport officials and professionals in Asia and the Pacific, with over 400 transport professionals meeting to discuss and share project updates, policies and issues, best practices and new innovations in the area of sustainable transport.
The ADB Transport Forum 2014 will provide an interactive environment for organizations and individuals to learn in this growing and dynamic sector. ADB’s recent emphasis on innovation, integration, and inclusiveness will continue to figure prominently during the Forum along with a focus on the future of sustainable mobility in the region, providing participants an opportunity to engage directly with leading experts in the transport sector.
Special training events in conjunction with the Forum are also being planned on 11, 12, 18 and 19 September. The entire duration of the forum and pre- and post-forum workshops will be referred to as the first ADB Sustainable Transport Week.
22 Sep 2014, General Post Office on 8th Avenue, New York, Unite
Organized by: SLoCaT Partnership, UN-DESA and the International Railway Association (UIC).
Supported by: Bridging the Gap Initiative; World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and International Public Transport Association (UITP).
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will organize on 23 September a Climate Summit for World Leaders, with the objective to catalyze action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalable and replicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy.
The International Union of Railways (UIC) together with the SLoCaT Partnership and its members as well as UN-DESA are planning to organize a high level event on the transport commitments to the SG’s Climate Summit. This event is planned for 22 September, the day immediately preceding the Climate Summit. It will be hosted by AMTRAK and designed to showcase the key contribution of sustainable transport to mitigation of Climate Change with a dedicated session on the key role of railways as the backbone of sustainable transport systems.
For more information, please feel free to contact;
• Cornie Huizenga, SLoCaT Partnership, email@example.com
• Nick Craven, International Union of Railways (UIC), firstname.lastname@example.org
• Petra Messick, Amtrack, Petra.Messick@amtrak.com
• Mohammad Reza Salamat, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, email@example.com
30 Sep to 3 Oct 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa
9 to 10 Oct 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany
14 Oct 2014, Paris, France
In September 2014, Ban ki-Moon, General-Secretary of the UN, is organizing a Climate summit that aims to reinforce the State’s political willing to commit on a new binding agreement. This summit will prepare the discussions to the international negotiations that will take place in Lima (Peru) in December during the COP20. The stakes of these two meetings are high since firsts positions might be taken. CODATU and its partners decided to dedicate this journey to the climate change as an opportunity to transform urban public transport between these two events to:
- Remind the role that can be played by urban transport in developed countries as in developing countries on the fight against climate change,
- Mobilize the transport stakeholders in France for them to get the fight against global warming as an opportunity to innovate and improve mobility-offering especially in urban areas.
This one-day seminar will show the role that urban transport can play in the fight against climate change and how it could become a vehicle for structuring a sustainable city. It also aims to mobilize the public decision-makers and stakeholders on the perspectives of voluntary commitments before 2020 so they will be included as efforts on the “positive agenda”.
This journey is a public event.
20 to 24 Oct 2014, Argentina
21 to 23 Oct 2014, Sydney, Australia
7 Dec 2014, Lima, Peru
Following the success of Transport Day 2013 in Warsaw (Poland), Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) will be organising Transport Day 2014 in the context of COP 20 to be held in Lima, Peru.
The venue for Transport Day 2014 is the Sheraton Lima Hotel in Lima, Peru.
If you would like to contribute in Transport Day 2014 please e-mail Heather Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Talya Enriquez Romano (email@example.com) or Yorgos Voukas (firstname.lastname@example.org)