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The GIZ-SUTP team contributed to various sessions of the integrated Better Air Quality Conference (BAQ) and 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) 2014 conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19th-21st November 2014.
The event drew nearly 1000 policymakers, experts, practitioners, academia and researchers working in the urban transport sector from various parts of the world.
A few of the sessions where GIZ SUTP contributed included
Presentation files of the conference (EST sessions) are available here.
GIZ used this opportunity to release its new Technical Document on Urban Mobility Plans (see www.sutp.org) and also conducted a training course on “Scaling up Sustainable Transport Solutions to improve quality of life in cities” as a pre- event to the integrated BAQ/EST 2014 conference.
For more information on the BAQ-EST 2014 please click here.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ-SUTP) in partnership with United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Clean Air Asia (CAA), Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) and Community of Practice for Sustainable Urban Development project (GIZ) conducted a one day training course on “Scaling up Sustainable Transport Solutions to improve quality of life in cities”. The training course was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 18th November 2014 as a pre event to the integrated BAQ-EST 2014 conference.
The event was attended by 32 participants from various government agencies, including Ministry of Environment & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Power & Energy, Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka Railways, National Transport Commission, Central Environmental Authority, Colombo Municipal Council, Urban Development Authority etc.
Commonly it is believed that improvements in the transport sector lead to economic growth and social development and have similar effects to the society. A new report shows that in fact it has to be differed between poor people and non-poor people to assess the consequences. Prepared under the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Collaborative Work Program on Transport and Poverty , the literature review "Poverty and Transport: How transport affects poor people with policy implications for poverty reduction" analyses the interplay between developments in the transport sector and the living situation of poor people.