Sustainable Transport Saves Lives

Co-hosted by EMBARQ and Shell Foundation

Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo
Terrace Gardens, The Grand, New Delhi
Vasant Kunj - Phase II, New Delhi 110 070, India

Saturday, December 4
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In India, 120,000 people died from road traffic incidents in 2008. Globally, road traffic crashes kill 1.2 million people and injure up to 50 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Road traffic injuries are projected to be the fifth leading cause of death globally by 2030. Part of the problem is the explosive growth in the number of vehicles, exacerbated by high speeds and a lack of regulation, especially in developing countries. Children are the most at risk.

These statistics present an urgent opportunity to make safety a priority in our urban transportation systems.

EMBARQ and Shell Foundation have been working in the area of sustainable transport for 10 years. We have partnered with cities to find and implement solutions to the problems of urban mobility. In doing so, we address problems such as deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents and the health impacts of traffic congestion and pollution. Our work is focused in Latin America and Southeast Asia, with projects in India, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Turkey and China.

The objective of our event is to achieve a common understanding of India’s current epidemic of traffic fatalities and propose a way forward. The focus will be to build on these questions: What are the safety implications of India’s current investments in building road infrastructure versus public transport? How can we capture the road safety and public health benefits of sustainable transport? What has been the impact of road safety solutions adopted in other countries? What does India need to do to create citywide safety plans?

Our three-hour event will begin with a roundtable discussion with speakers from various disciplines, including:

Prof. Shivanand Swamy, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University

  • Mr. Sanjeev Lohia, Ministry of Urban Development

  • Dr. G Gururaj, Department of Epidemiology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)

  • Dr. Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ

  • Mr. Madhav Pai, Center for Sustainable Transport in India

As a follow-up to our event, we plan for participants to issue a brief policy statement and summary, prioritizing collective actions to better develop and finance sustainable transport.

Space is limited, so register early by using the form below.

Additional registration and fees required: In order to attend the roundtable, you must also register as a delegate to the entire Urban Mobility India conference.

About Shell Foundation:
Shell Foundation’s mission is to develop, scale-up and promote enterprise-based solutions to the challenges arising from the impacts of energy and globalization on poverty and the environment. We are a founding partner of EMBARQ.

The EMBARQ global network catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities. Since 2002, the network has grown to include five Centers for Sustainable Transport, located in Mexico, Brazil, India, Turkey and the Andean Region, that work together with local transport authorities to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces. The network employs more than 60 experts in fields ranging from architecture to air quality management; geography to journalism; and sociology to civil and transport engineering.


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Sustainable Transport Saves Lives
The objective of this event, hosted by EMBARQ and Shell Foundation, is to achieve a common understanding of India's current epidemic of traffic fatalities and propose a way forward. The roundtable discussion is held as a parallel event to the Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo, presented by Mirabilis Advisory and the Institute of Urban Transport (India) .
Saturday, December 04, 2010 at 9:30 AM
Attendees: 1 No Charge