ITF pledges support to UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

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By admin August 13, 2014 19:31

ITF pledges support to UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

The Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD, José Viegas, has welcomed the creation of a High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged to support the work of the new body.
 
The creation of the Advisory Group was announced by the UN on August 8th. It will consist of twelve leading representatives of the transport sector and is mandated to provide Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with recommendations on sustainable transport that will be actionable on global, national, local and sector levels over the next three years.
 
Viegas said: “The creation of the UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport constitutes an important step towards focusing on transport as a priority building block for sustainable development. More than 40 years after the first oil crisis of 1973 and more than 20 years after global warming became a household word, transport is still 97% dependent on fossil fuels and produces almost 25% of man-made carbon emissions. The time has come to end this, because it is simply unsustainable.”

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By admin August 13, 2014 19:31