This Handbook for national master plans for freight transport and logistics has been elaborated with the aim to showcase the importance of the freight sector for the national economic development, and more importantly to assist national authorities in charge of freight transport and logistics with potential actions in accompanying the sector development to follow a sustainable path in support of
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has placed our increasingly interconnected world in an unprecedented situation. This crisis has generated human distress and an economic downturn that is impacting global efforts to improve livelihoods and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the early response to restraining the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, limited
Member States in the ECE and WHO European Region established the Transport,Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) in 2002. By providing an intersectoral and intergovernmental policy framework, THE PEP promotes mobility and transport strategies that integrate environmental and health concerns. Over the years, THE PEP has led to the development of implementation mechanisms to
As part of the ongoing work on THE PEP a Study on good practices in Mobility Management has been published.Drawing on concrete experiences from across the Pan-European region, the guide, developed under the Transport Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP), provides practical policy considerations enriched by a total of 22 good practices from 17 countries that set out the
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a new mobility concept gaining pace in many cities around the world. Its value proposition concerns integration of mobility services which is realized by providing trip planning and one-stop fare purchase for the user through a single platform.Since MaaS is only emerging, the analysis of real-life demonstrations is still limited and, thus, evidence on the
Regional maps available here Extreme weather events, some of which are increasing in intensity and frequency, as well as slower onset climate changes (for example, sea level rise) and cumulative effects can result in transportation infrastructure damages, operational disruptions, and
A study on the transport infrastructure and services available in Kyrgyzstan. This document reviews the country’s extensive recent and future transport investments, and sets out recommendations to ensure its transport network is ready to harness the growth in inland transport from rising Asia-Europe trade, particularly in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe has a long history of support for developing transport connections between Europe and Asia. The EATL project, Phase I (2002–2007), Phase II (2008–2012) and Phase III (2013–2017) made transport between Europe and Asia a reality. Phase III gathered 38 countries from Europe and Asia and concluded that road and rail transportation along Euro-
Improving the competitiveness of Kazakhstan as a transport logistics centre at the crossroads of Europe and Asia could enable the country to unlock significant untapped benefits of growing cargo flows between the two continents. This study identifies the transport infrastructure and services available in Kazakhstan, reviews the country’s extensive recent and future transport investments, and
During recent decades governments all around the world were faced with a complicated set of options for investing in transport, including transport infrastructure. This publication examines main principles for determining the most appropriate models for financing transport infrastructure expenditures but also illustrates and analyses many innovative ways to finance transport infrastructure.
The present publication (download here) concerns intermodal transport, with a particular focus on the role of railways in intermodality and the importance of transport documents computerisation for intermodal transport. The publication is divided in three main parts: a first section discusses the intermodality and the role of
The inclusion of urban transport in the SDG 11 is further confirmation that transport is an essential component of the overall sustainable development. It is crucial to eradicating poverty and economic growth (access to markets and jobs), improving education (access to schools), protecting child and maternal health (access to medical services), and enhancing
Diesel Engines Exhaust: Myths and RealitiesDownload PDF (English)The objective of this Discussion paper is:to offer a balanced view on the on‐going debate about the harmful effects of diesel engine exhaust emissions on human health and the environment;to take stock of recent studies on the
Transport Trends and Economics 2011-2012Download PDF (English)
Methodological Basis Criteria for the Definition of Common Criteria regarding the Identification of Bottlenecks, Missing links and Quality of Service in Infrastructure Networks
EnglishFollowing discussions about the need to update the methodology for the identification of bottlenecks and missing links adopted by the Inland Transport Committee in the early 1990s, government delegates in the UNECE Working Party on Transport Trends and Economics agreed to commission a new report on this topic. An informal group of