UN Seminar series: The Value Chain - reporting and procurement (recommendation #1 and #2)

Date
31 March 2021 15:00–16:15
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 3: THE VALUE CHAIN - reporting and procurement
Recommendation #1 and #2

Some of the recommendations involve the responsibilities with respect to road safety of large enterprises and other stakeholders having complex value/supply chains. This has initiated a discussion about the following question: 
Everyone who loses their life in traffic is a victim of someone's value chain (in a wide definition). This way of thinking can provide entirely new ways of looking at responsibility. If each company or organisation starts to regularly report its footprints for traffic casualties in the same way as for example climate impact, there will be an increased focus for improvement, for example with regards to requirements for procurement, actions and follow-up. 

In this seminar we will get an even deeper understanding on what kind of traffic safety research that we need to initiate to support the implementation of the Stockholm declaration. What does the market perspective look like and what can we expect from the companies in this work?

Speakers
•    Prof. Claes Tingvall, Chalmers University of Technology and Chairman of the Academic Expert Group
•    Prof. Maria Segui-Gomez, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and member of the Academic Expert Group
•    Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, Global Sustainability Manager, IKEA 

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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