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The GPST and the Government of Turkmenistan jointly convene the side event on “Sustainable Transport and Greenovative™ Solutions for Financing and Facilitating Sustainable Investments in Transport: Deliverables for SDG Implementation”, on 18 July 2016 at

High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2016

SIDE EVENT

“Sustainable Transport and GreenovativeTM Solutions for Financing and Facilitating Sustainable Investments in Transport: Deliverables for SDG Implementation”
New York, 18 July 2016


Programme


Session 1: 8:30 – 11:30 am at the UN Global Compact, 685 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY
Session 2: 1:15 - 2:30 pm at the UN Headquarters Conference Room E, One UN Plaza, New York, NY


The HLPF was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution A/RES/67/290 to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to monitor progress, to report on country experiences and to address related new and emerging issues. The theme of the 2016 HLPF, “Ensuring that no one is left behind”, therefore aptly reflects the core vision of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as the means to fulfilling its objectives.


The selection of the theme “Ensuring that no one is left behind” is particularly relevant for sustainable transport, because it speaks to the core mission of transport – to provide access to mobility for all, to facilitate access to opportunities, and access to progress for enhanced national capacities to achieve the SDGs.


In keeping with this vision, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport (GPST), a joint initiative of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the United Nations Global Compact, will organise a side event jointly with the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations on “Sustainable Transport And GreenovativeTM Solutions For Financing And Facilitating Sustainable Transport: Deliverables For SDG Implementation” at the United Nations Headquarters with the participation of governments, United Nations agencies, multilateral development banks, private financial institutions, transport business and industry leaders, and civil society actors engaged in research and policy analysis.


This side event aims to offer concrete solutions to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs by focussing on the recommendations outlined by UN Member States in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in numerous UN General Assembly Resolutions that aim to accelerate global cooperation with a view to facilitating actionable solutions for today’s pressing mobility, transit and trade facilitation challenges.

Session 1:
GPST Meeting and stock-taking of developments in the global sustainable transport agenda

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Venue: Headquarters of the UN Global Compact 685 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Opening address and update on GPST activities, Dr Igor Runov, Under Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and Head of the IRU Delegation to the UN


Special presentation on the First United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Transport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 26 – 27 November 2016, H.E. Mrs. Aksoltan Ataeva, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations


  • Welcoming remarks, Ms Donna Chung, United Nations Global Compact
  • Briefing on the activities of the High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST) and the Draft Outlook Report on Sustainable Transport, Mr Reza Salamat, Editor-in-Chief of Natural Resources Forum (NRF) SIDS, Oceans and Climate Branch, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA)
  • The Chinese perspective on the Silk Road Initiative, Mr Chung Tam, Executive Director, Sino-American Logistics Council
  • Overview of the work of the International Arbitration Center for Multimodal Transport, Mr Florinel Andrei, President of the Court and Secretary General of the Romanian Association for Road Transport (ARTRI)
  • Multi-stakeholder partnerships in the maritime sector for the SDGs – The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Initiative, Mr John Hodges, Managing Director, BSR Transport & Logistics
  • The contributions of the Aviation sector to SDGs implementation, Mr Michael Gill, Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

    Featured presentations on Innovation and the Future of Transport, Mr Max Opgenoord, M.S., MIT Hyperloop Team and Mr Jon Mayo, M.S., MIT Hyperloop Team, Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Special Update Meeting of the Experts Group on the GPST Global Transit Document (GTrD) and review of the proposed GTrD Questionnaire


Lunch
11:30am –12:30pm at the premises of the UN Global Compact
Session 2:
“GreenovativeTM Solutions for Financing and Facilitating Sustainable Investments in Transport: Deliverables for SDG Implementation”
Time:
1:15 – 2:30 pm, please note change of venue; UN Passes required
Venue:
United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room E, One UN Plaza


Special presentation on “The Transit and Transport Potential of Tajikistan and The Facilitation of Eurasian Transport Corridors”, H.E. Mr Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Nations


  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms For Ancillary And Soft Infrastructure: The Case Of Tajikistan, Juliette Passer, Esq, CEO, Eurasia Transit Advisory Group, Inc. and Senior Advisor to the Ancillary Road Infrastructure Fund
  • The Chinese “One Belt, One Road Initiative”, by Mr Li Bin, Counsellor and Chief, Economic Section, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S.A.
  • Transport Infrastructure Financing and Related MDB Issues, Ms Nancy Vandycke, Lead Economist, Transport and ICT, The World Bank



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