Secretary General’s Sustainable Transport report highlights GFEI
The United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport launched its much anticipated final Analysis and Policy Recommendations report on 28 Oct 2016 in New York. The group’s Global Outlook report reinforces the importance of safe and sustainable mobility and highlights the role of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative in driving innovation and vehicle efficiency.
The Global Outlook report states “If current trends continue, congestion, air pollution and traffic fatalities will continue to rise, moving the human family away from the sustainable future envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Bold shifts now will allow these cities and societies to change course…” It includes ten recommendations including action to “Reinforce efforts toward preventing road traffic deaths and injuries”
The report includes a focus on the Global Fuel Economy Initiative as an example of innovation and efficiency in vehicles, highlighting GFEI’s work in Kenya, Chile, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire and Indonesia. The High Level Advisory Group was set up by Ban Ki Moon in 2014 and consisted of leading experts from across the transport sector and related businesses. GFEI partners helped contribute to the report, and provided advice and input to the group.
You can access the report here.