Transport and environment

OECD/ITF Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Transport and Environment in a Globalising World, 10-12 November 2008 - Guadalajara, Mexico

 

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This Forum jointly organised by the OECD/ITF (International Transport Forum) and the Mexican Ministry for Environment took place on 10-12 November 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Objectives                         

  • To consider major transport trends – both in large urban areas and those raised by a globalising economy – with a special focus on developments in Latin America;
  • To address challenges caused by these trends – for the environment at large and for human health in particular; and
  • To share information about effective and efficient policies that can reduce these negative impacts.

Background

  • Transport activity underpins economic and social development, allowing efficient allocation of resources and mobility for people. In many countries, economic development and peoples' mobility are hampered by insufficient transport infrastructure, lacking public transport services, inefficient transport demand management, etc.
  • However, there are major challenges related to the environmental impacts of transport activities, and broad economic trends – like increasing urbanisation and further globalisation – can aggravate these challenges.
  • It is necessary to address these environmental challenges, while at the same time allowing further transport development to improve peoples' welfare.
  • Hence, environmentally effective and economically efficient policies addressing the transport sector are needed. This Global Forum can synthesise current knowledge about the challenges countries face in this area and suggest environmentally effective and economically efficient policies to address these challenges.

Target audience

  • The intention is to bring together politicians and experts working on transport and environment issues in public authorities and academia, representatives of the transport industry and of environmental NGOs. Special efforts will be made to attract participants from Latin-American countries.
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