The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide.
--- Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainable transport (1 hour) --- Thematic session 1: Sustainable transport, poverty eradication, livelihoods and economic recovery (1 hour) --- Thematic session 2: Sustainable transport and regional development (1 hour) --- Thematic session 3: Sustainable transport and connectivity, including rural areas and countries in special situations--- The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities,
challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport
worldwide. It will follow up on the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference,
held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and is expected to indicate a
way forward for sustainable transport to help achieve the objectives of
the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change in the Decade of Action.
--- A farmer carrying her produce to the local market, a ship being
loaded with medical supplies, a child seated on a school bus – the
movement of people and goods from point A to point B, whether going from
a village to a town or across a continent or ocean, shapes sustainable
--- Sustainable transport – with its objectives of
universal access, enhanced safety, reduced environmental and climate
impact, improved resilience, and greater efficiency – is the focus of
the 2nd Global Sustainable Transport Conference to be held in Beijing,
China from 14 to 16 October.