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UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “find new green solutions”.

Ban called sustainable transport “a common thread” linking the upcoming UN Summit in September in New York and the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December. In New York, world leaders will define a post-2015 development agenda. In Paris, governments will seek to agree on concrete actions to limit the effects of global warming.

I urge all of you to accelerate your efforts”, Ban said in a video message released ahead of the annual meeting of transport ministers during their global summit in the German city of Leipzig. “It is time to reshape the world’s transport systems for a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.

Tomorrow, transport ministers will discuss mitigating transport-related climate change impacts of trade and tourism during the ministerial session of the Leipzig Summit. Ministers will also work on a joint declaration.

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HarveyD

As long as profits keep rolling in from Oil and Gas, the reshaping of world's transport systems will be very slow?

A $100+/tonne carbon tax may be one of the solution.

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