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Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2015

Transport for Sustainable Development and Regional Connectivity

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This latest biennial Review sets out transport developments in the ESCAP region, focusing ontrade trends and forecasts, and their effect on transport, while also taking into account the external factors affecting transport systems and infrastructure provision, in the context of transport’s contribution the UN global agenda on sustainable development. The Review acts as a mechanism for reporting on the achievements made in the provision of transport infrastructure and services; the challenges remaining in regional, urban and rural connectivity; and on public health issues such as road safety and fossil fuel emissions.

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Transport and sustainable development

Given the success of the Millennium Development Goals in achieving a decline in global poverty and health problems by 2015, a new set of goals have been drawn up to build upon those achievements while addressing their perceved gaps and accounting for the world’s growing population. The Sustainable Development Goals deal with the challenges facing a new generation and include among its targets a number of key transport targets.

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