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.



Transport security

The notion of transport security encompasses all malevolent acts which stakeholders in transport systems — States and government institutions, local authorities, regulatory agencies, infrastructure managers or owners and operators, railway companies, road concessionaires, shipping and freight forwarding companies — take action to prevent. Malevolent acts include the ordinary infliction of damage and everyday delinquency to highly orchestrated acts of terrorism on transport systems, infrastructure or passenger and freight vehicles (Colliard, 2012).


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