UN Seminar series: Integration of road safety in the SDGs - how to connect to other SDGs to gain momentum

Date
25 February 2021 11:30–13:00
Place
Teams

Borderless traffic safety research - setting the plan towards 2030
Implementation of the nine recommendations supporting the new UN resolution and Agenda 2030
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SESSION 2: INTEGRATION OF ROAD SAFETY IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
How to connect to other Sustainable Development Goals to gain momentum

As an independent endeavor, the road safety movement is limited in potential reach and influence. Positioned as a special interest, road safety is often subordinate to other social needs and can gain progress only where it can achieve attention by road users or those who make decisions about roads and vehicles. But if recognized as a basic necessity that can facilitate progress in meeting social needs ranging from gender equity to environmental sustainability, the potential of road safety can be greatly expanded. 

Integrating road safety among the Sustainable Development Goals is an important step toward embedding road safety expectations and activities in the far-ranging daily processes of governments and in the operations of corporations, businesses and civic organizations globally. Substantial levels of such widespread integration have yet to be achieved but have the potential to expand interventions to a scale where road deaths and serious injuries would be reduced to near zero. This seminar will cover ideas on how road safety can come out of the little corner it's been put in and how this in turn will give opportunities for the research community.

Speakers
•    Prof. Claes Tingvall, Chalmers University of Technology and Chairman of the Academic Expert Group
•    Associate Prof. Maria Krafft, Swedish Transport Administration and member of the Academic Expert Group
•    Matthew Baldwin, DG MOVE Deputy Director General - European Coordinator for Road Safety. 
•    Daniel Helldén, Traffic council, City of Stockholm
•    Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Coordinator for Road Safety & Security, POLIS network

Registration: UN Seminar series: How can we in the research community together continue to utilize the opportunities that come with the UN Conference and the Stockholm Declaration? (webforum.com)

BACKGROUND TO THE UN SEMINAR SERIES
How can we in the research community together continue to utilize the opportunities that come with the UN Conference and the Stockholm Declaration?
In February 2020, Sweden hosted the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. The UN conference gathered about 1,700 delegates from 140 countries. In addition to the exchange of knowledge and experience, the conference resulted in "The Stockholm Declaration", a strategic agenda and recommendations to achieve the global sustainability goals by 2030 and halve the number of fatalities in traffic between 2020 and 2030. 

At SAFER and Chalmers Area of Advance Transport, we now together see a great opportunity to take advantages of each other’s strengths to both contribute to the global sustainability goals and be inspired and guided in our research.  

As a next step to maximizing our collective and individual opportunities, a webinar series will be held, comprising three sessions to get an even deeper understanding of the recommendations in order to utilize the outcome and initiate the strategic work. In the webinars the members of the Academic Expert Group that developed the concepts behind the Stockholm Declaration and the recommendations in “Saving lives beyond 2020 – the next steps” will present their strategic thoughts behind the recommendations and some ideas on how we together can take on the common challenges.

  • WEBINAR SERIES: The outcome of the UN Conference on road safety and the Stockholm declaration - Implementation of the nine recommendations supporting the new UN resolution and Agenda 2030
  • TIMING: Three sessions; January 19, February 25 and March 31
  • LOCATION: Online – Teams
  • PURPOSE: Create understanding for the Stockholm Declaration and the nine recommendations “Saving lives beyond 2020 – the next steps” and how these together with the research community can support the Agenda 2030 and the Global Sustainable Development Goals. We also want to identify possible research questions and projects, suitable for us to address in a multi-disciplinary research environment. 
  • REGISTRATION: See link below
Contact
Malin Levin
Email
malin.levin [at] chalmers.se

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

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