TURKMENISTAN / CONFERENCE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

25-Nov-2016 00:01:43
The First ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport opens this weekend (26-27 Nov) in Ashgabat Turkmenistan, where more than 1,000 international participants from 70 countries and 10 UN agencies will discuss the important role transport plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 25 NOVEMBER 2016, ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN
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1. Pan left, exterior Ashgabat city
2. Wide shot, people outside Conference Center
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations:
“Without safe-environmentally friendly energy efficient inclusive clean and sustainable transport and transit systems, we cannot achieve a sustainable future for all. Nations big or small, landlocked or coast coastal all need sustainable transport. It provides access to trade, jobs, markets, education, health care and other services that contribute to better lives.”
4. Med shot, photographers watching
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rasit Meredov, Foreign Minister, Turkmenistan:
“International initiatives of the president of Turkmenistan in the field of energy transport are also aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in these essential segments of the global economy.”
6. Various shots, flag raising ceremony
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The First ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport opens this weekend in Ashgabat Turkmenistan, where more than 1,000 international participants from 70 countries and 10 UN agencies will discuss the important role transport plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the flag raising ceremony today (25 Nov) in Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat, the head of the UN’s Department for Economic and Social Affairs said, “Without safe-environmentally friendly energy efficient inclusive clean and sustainable transport and transit systems, we cannot achieve a sustainable future for all.”

He added “nations big or small, landlocked or coast coastal all need sustainable transport. It provides access to trade, jobs, markets, education, health care and other services that contribute to better lives.”

Transport accounts for one quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rasit Meredov said “international initiatives of the president of Turkmenistan in the field of energy transport are also aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in these essential segments of the global economy.”

The conference will also address road safety: more than 1.5 million people are killed in accidents each year, 80% of them in developing countries.
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