Transport affects everyone, every day. The Transport sector is a major contributor to air pollution and climate emissions, impact set to increase with an expected tripling of the global car fleet. UNEP’s work is aimed at decoupling increased mobility from increased emissions. UNEP is a partner in several leading global transport programs in areas such as fuel economy, small particulate pollution and infrastructure development.

Improving urban air quality through cleaner fuels and vehicles Promoting vehicle fuel efficiency in developing and transitional countries Promoting investment in walking and cycling infrastructure Integrating sustainability into Africa's transport policies Reducing emissions through ports operations
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United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Side Event: Improving Air Quality in African Cities - June 23, 2014

At the recent United Nations Environment Assembly, held in Nairobi on June 23-27, 2014, delegates from around the world unanimously agreed to encourage governments to set standards and policies across multiple sectors to reduce air pollution emissions and manage the negative impacts of air pollution on health, the economy, and overall sustainable development. This UNEA Resolution recognized that air pollution, responsible for 7 million deaths annually, according to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a top issue that requires immediate action by the international community.

UNEA - UNEP Transport Side Event


Improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions from road transport in Russia
June 17 in Moscow, Russia
Africa Sustainable Transport Forum Launched
28-30 October 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Caribbean regional workshop on fuels & vehicles
3-4 February 2014
Roundtable on Vehicle Emissions, Fuel Quality Standards and Fuel Economy Policies in Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan. 21 Feb 2014