Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable and Resilient Transport Development in Cities of Asia ~ Implications towards SDG 11
Date and Time
9:30-11:00, 28 May 2019
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India and WCTR
UNCRD organized a special session entitled "Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable and Resilient Transport Development in Cities of Asia ~ Implications towards SDG 11" on 28 May 2019 during the Fifteenth World Conference on Transport Research, which was held in Mumbai, India from 26 to 31 May 2019.
Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, SDG 11 calls for UN member countries to make their cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. UNCRD has organized the Intergovernmental Regional EST Forum in Asia since 2004 to build a common understanding across Asia on the essential elements of the EST and to adopt an integrated approach towards the EST. As Asian countries and cities need to build their cities and towns in a manner that is more safe, resilient, liveable and sustainable, it would require for them to strengthen their policy, planning, and development, including sound investment decisions, to better cope with disaster risks and extreme climate events. To this regard, private sector investments in building disaster and climate resilient infrastructures and services is a critical requirement.