14 November 2016

[141116.EN.BIZ] Volvo Submits Recommendations On Sustainable Transport to UN

SWEDISH car manufacturer Volvo Group has submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.

CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, delivered the report with ten recommendations, which calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies.

The report also highlights ElectriCity, the Volvo Group's full-electric bus route in the city of Goeteborg, as an innovative collaboration in the field of new, clean public transport.

As one of two co-chairs, Volvo has led the work of the advisory group, which includes leaders from the public and private sectors and represents all modes of transport, the vehicle manufacturer said in a statement.

Sustainable transport is a driver of sustainable development and a precondition for economic growth, eradicating poverty and combating climate change. The shift towards sustainable transport represents great opportunities for our industry," Mr Lundstedt said.

The report concludes that technology will drive progress and that all types of transport should be made as efficient as possible in the areas where they are most effective.

Source : HKSG.

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