Information published on 16 June 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 453.

United Nations High Level Group meets in Milan on 11 June 2015

The UN High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport met in Milan as part of the UITP General Assembly. This meeting was the occasion to develop the report following the various contributions from its members.

Several points were raised during the meeting, in particular those of urbanisation and innovation.

For his part Mr Loubinoux led a panel on the link between intra-urban and inter-urban transport, the specific role of logistics centres and stations in the context of the future development of transport. To this end Mr Loubinoux was able to reiterate the five “Is” which, according to him, are the principles of sustainable transport – namely:

Infrastructure
Investment
Innovation
Intelligence and
Integration

As part of these discussions, Mr Loubinoux also had the opportunity to highlight five key actions – the five “Cs” – namely:

Centres
Customers
Complementarity
Corridors and
Cities

UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo said, “We simply have to build better, safer, and more sustainable transportation systems if we are going to promote prosperity and greater social well-being while protecting the environment.”

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commissioned the group to issue a report and organise a world conference on sustainable transport for 2016. These will present actionable policy recommendations to further develop sustainable transport.