Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
The Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), launched officially in September 2009, Bangkok, Thailand aims to actively contribute options and advice on the development of sustainable transport systems worldwide. The Partnership currently has over 50 members, including the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. The gTKP is also part of the global effort since September 2009.
The activities of the Partnership are dedicated in improving the knowledge on sustainable low carbon transport, in helping to develop better policies and in catalyzing their implementation. Attention will also be given on awareness and capacity building as well as institutional strengthening, keeping in mind that developing countries will only be able to make significant progress towards sustainable, low carbon transport if they themselves assume a lead role in the design and implementation of new transport policies. International organisations must also put in place appropriate instruments to complement and foster these efforts at regional, national and local levels.
Focusing initially on Asia and Latin America, the work of the Partnership targets four specific objectives:
The Partnership is guided by the three principles included in the Bellagio Declaration on Transportation and Climate Change (Bellagio Declaration on Transportation and Climate Change) and associated initiatives: