National Conference to Reaffirm Need for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan

Islamabad, December 19, 2015 (PPI-OT): A national conference titled “Paving the Way for Sustainable Transport in Pakistan” is being organized in Islamabad from 21-22 December 2015. This conference is being organized by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature under the UNDP-GEF funded Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project, which is being implemented by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Water and Power.

Eminent national and international speakers will be participating in this conference. Representatives of federal and provincial governments, as well as from national and international organizations will also be participating in this conference. The conference is designed to share knowledge and generate valuable discussions with respect to all the related aspects of sustainable transport including: the environment and climate change; controlling emissions; management and operations; options for eco-friendly freight transport; and institutional mechanisms required to regulate the required actions.

The discussions during the conference will also help to draw action plans to address the growing challenges and issues of transportation in urban centres of Pakistan by building awareness of the link between transportation policies and climate change. The conference aims at providing key recommendations towards promoting and advocating sustainable transport in Pakistan.

It will also provide practical recommendations for exploring future financial modalities of ongoing Bus Rapid Transit projects implemented by the federal government and provincial governments for the sustainability of transport sector.

For more information, contact:
George Sadiq
Programme Officer
Education, Communication and Outreach
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Pakistan Country Office
1, Bath Island Road,
Tel: +92-21-35861540
Fax: +92-21-35835760, +92-21-35761448, +92-21-35870287
Cell: +92-301-2931184