EMBARQ road safety staff speak at Rio+20 side event.
This article originally appeared in Portuguese on EMBARQ Brasil
Chaired by EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann, the event "Sustainable Urban Transport Saves Lives" brought together technicians, researchers and experts in road safety, on the morning of June 20 at the headquarters of Rio Ônibus in Rio de Janeiro.
EMBARQ is pleased to participate in the Rio+20 Conference, also known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to take place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
Below is a list of events that EMBARQ staff will be participating in, as a host, organizer, participant or speaker.
EMBARQ releases most comprehensive research on traffic safety to cut down on the 1.2 million global traffic deaths each year.
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New briefing report illustrates transport's role in the "Social Determinants of Health"
The Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Sectoral Briefing Series, produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the Regional Office for the Western Pacific, includes a report that describes challenges facing transport policy-makers and authorities, how they address them, and areas for potential collaboration between health and transport.
City leaders will implement seven concrete actions with EMBARQ Andino's support.
A message from EMBARQ Andino Director Jorge Jara:
I am very pleased to inform you that 64 mayors of various local governments of Peru agreed to implement seven concrete actions to improve road safety within their jurisdictions, using the experiences in Arequipa and Lima, and supported by EMBARQ Andino, as a reference.
The Sixth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia will provide an opportunity to not only discuss and share the progress made by countries towards achieving the goals under the Bangkok 2020 Declaration, but also to further discuss the effective implementation of the Declaration. The Sixth EST Forum will be held in conjunction with the Urban Mobility India (UMI) 2011 Conference and Exhibition, an annual flagship event of the Ministry of Urban Development Government of India (MOUD-India).
The event is organized by the Ministry of Urban Development Government of India, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO/SEARO), and the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. Supporting organizations include ITDP, TRL, and EMBARQ. Event speakers include EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann, and EMBARQ India Director Madhav Pai.
Arequipa begins its non-motorized transport program in Historic Center.
On November 20, the streets surrounding the nine zones of Arequipa's Historic Center were closed to vehicle traffic and made available to pedestrians and non-motorized transport. The objectives of Arequipa's non-motorized transport program are to reduce air pollution, promote physical activity and recover the city's public spaces.
The FISITA World Automotive Summit is a unique annual meeting of automotive leaders. It brings some of the world's top technical executives together with scientists, public policy-makers and influential NGOs to work on an issue of central importance to the automobile and society. This year's chosen summit topic is the future of personal mobility. It will consider what the future holds for personal mobility in an increasingly urban, resource-constrained world and what this means, in turn, for automotive technology.
The Atlantic is hosting the fourth-annual Green Intelligence Forum: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future, once again bringing together the world's leading authorities on energy and the environment for two days of dynamic conversation on the issues at the forefront of sustainable thought. On the first day, the Forum will explore macro trends in energy and the environment, including discussions on both national and global policy and sustainable business. The following day, the event will examine green intelligence through the framework of sustainable cities. Expert panels will engage in key dialogue on topics including energy infrastructure, green building, and clean transportation.