|Organization: Partnership On Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)|
The agreement on the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III conference will usher in a new era of co-ordinated action to deliver sustainable urban development with unprecedented involvement from both State and Non-State actors. To capitalize on this opportunity, a broad coalition of global sustainable transport and development stakeholders have come together to voluntarily commit to a Quito Action Plan for Sustainable Urban Mobility (QAPSUM). QAPSUM is a global, open and transparent platform for all actors (e.g. transport industry, financial institutions, cities, academia, cities and governments) which aims to transform urban mobility by contributing to safe, healthy, efficient, climate friendly and clean cities. QAPSUM is intended to deliver simultaneously on the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This networking event will serve as the formal launch of QAPSUM, and will focus on the following objectives: · Help build momentum for delivering on the urban mobility‐related aspects of the New Urban Agenda (e.g. improving air quality, increasing road safety, reducing local and global emissions) · Attract more partners interested in contributing to the ongoing development of QAPSUM, in particular “non-traditional” transport stakeholders such as those organizations representing disadvantaged groups (e.g. people with disabilities, people in poverty, elderly) and those focusing on transport-relevant SDGs (e.g. women, youth, urban development, road safety and energy) · Discuss the co-ordination, monitoring, reporting and governance arrangements of QAPSUM. As QAPSUM is an open and developing initiative, this event will be an opportunity for all interested parties to contribute to the further development of the Action Plan.