Africa Sustainable Transport Forum - Summary of the Outcomes
The Africa Sustainable Transport Forum (ASTF) held its 1st Ministerial and Experts Conference on 28 to 30 October 2014 at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was hosted by the Kenyan Government with support from UNEP, The World Bank, the SSATP programme based in the World Bank, and UN-Habitat.
The agenda focused on the challenges, in terms of day to day realities of sustainable transport in Africa, and discussed solutions in the context of green growth and emissions reductions. Concrete actions were grouped in four priority areas: road safety; vehicles and emissions; accessibility and sustainable infrastructure; and, enabling conditions. The agenda also allowed for discussion on the future of the ASTF.
The Ministerial Session of the Forum was officially opened by the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon and His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya. It brought together representatives of 43 African countries, with 21 Ministers of environment and transport in attendance.
The attached ASTF Outcome Document summarizes the Chairperson's closing remarks at the Ministerial Session, and includes the ASTF Action Framework.