This brochure focuses on the automotive sector developments and governmental responses, as well as provides insights on the activities’ development performed by intergovernmental bodies of UNECE to enable assisted and automated driving as of September 2021. It further includes a short section aimed at providing clarity about various myths.
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
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
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-
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.
European Agreement concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport (AETR)Road Map for Accession and ImplementationErratum: on page 25, the Russian Federation is erroneously listed as one of the countries applying the AETR Agreement domestically. The authors regret this error.
The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments
This leaflet, prepared by the Sustainable Transport Division of the UNECE in cooperation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), highlights the importance and potential benefits to Contracting Parties of the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets and the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.It
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