According to UN officials speaking at the event’s launch press conference in Beijing on Tuesday, the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will provide a global platform for communication and cooperation in the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The opening and closing ceremonies, plenary sessions, and thematic sessions, according to Liu Zhenmin, UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, would be held both online and offline.
The conference, which will be held in Beijing from October 14 to 16, will highlight the importance of sustainable transportation in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The conference, according to Liu, intends to enable UN members and all stakeholders to gain a better knowledge of sustainable transportation, build political agreements, and create a communication platform for regional and global sustainable transportation cooperation.
Transportation is a critical component of economic progress, and the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered shipping, aviation, and other modes of transportation. In light of global concerns such as the energy crisis and climate change, he believes that sustainable transportation will be an important element of the global economic recovery following the pandemic.
The United Nations resident coordinator in China, Siddharth Chatterjee, thanked the Chinese government for its leadership in hosting the conference, saying it will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges, and solutions that arise on the path to global sustainable transportation.