The United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) is holding a seminar entitled Sustainable Transport in Victoria: Developing, financing and implementing a state plan, on Thursday 8 May in Melbourne.

Held as part of our Sustainability Leadership Series, this seminar will bring together experts and practitioners from across business, government and civil society to discuss how we can achieve a sustainable transport plan for Victoria and how it would be financed and implemented.

The negative environmental, health, social and economic impacts of our car dependency and inadequate transport networks can no longer be ignored. Neither can the benefits of moving towards more sustainable transport systems that are accessible, affordable, safe, clean, diverse and cost-effective.

The transport sector has therefore an important role to play in the transition to a greener economy and to more sustainable lifestyles and societies.

Seminar details


Date: Thursday 8 May, 2014
Time: 9 am Registration, 9.30am to 12.30pm Seminar
Venue: Hosted by Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Registrations Fees:
Business/Government: $180 incl. GST
NGO/Academia/UNAA Members: $140 incl.GST
RSVP Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 6 May

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Background

“In both urban and rural areas, better planning for land-use and transport systems makes a great difference in facilitating access to jobs, goods and services for men and women alike. It also helps improve road safety and reduce traffic accidents and fatalities. On a global scale it is essential that we design and build transport infrastructure to make it safer and more environment friendly, and to minimize vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters”.

- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations addresses these issues through a range of multi-stakeholder initiatives such as Share the Road, the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.