Transport for Sustainable Development

The Case of Inland Transport

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This study examines issues, progress and challenges in global efforts to achieve sustainable mobility of freight and people using inland modes of transport. While transport is a precondition for social and economic interactions, it has negative impacts (crashes, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions). The study identifies main challenges and opportunities to accelerate transition to sustainability. It promotes an understanding of the five defining dimensions of sustainable transport - accessibility, affordability, safety, security and environmental performance. It brings theoretical insights and best practices from around the world and maps similarities and differences among countries in their efforts towards sustainability.



Our commitment to sustainable transport

The ‘Transport for Sustainable Development’ study was prepared as a joint effort of the United Nations regional commissions, with the participation of numerous international organizations and institutions dedicated to achieving enhanced sustainability in transport. The following is a very brief overview of the activities of the United Nations regional commissions in the field of transport. More detailed information about the commissions, regional statistics and reports on the transport sector and other areas of work can be found on their websites.


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