European governments discuss health and environmental impacts of transportListen /
Senior government officials from Europe are gathering in Paris on Monday for a three-day meeting on the health and environmental impacts of transport.
The meeting is being held under the auspices of the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme, (THE PEP) which is run by the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the World Health Organization/ Europe.
Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, has more.
"The Pan European Programme is a unique policy platform which sought to encourage transport policymakers and urban planners to consider the health and environmental impacts of transport. So the meeting aims to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity for health and well-being, and calls on national governments, municipal authorities and city planners to develop safe and healthy infrastructure for active mobility like walking and cycling." (25")
Ms Momal-Vanian said the Ministerial Segment of the Fourth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment will be held on Tuesday.
It is expected to adopt the Paris Declaration through which European countries are creating a new vision of green and healthy mobility and transport for sustainable livelihoods for all.
Derrick Mbatha, United Nations