In September 2015, global leaders agreed to 17 goals to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change leading to a better world by 2030 (globalgoals.org). They are backed up by a set of 169 detailed Targets which were negotiated over a two-year period at the United Nations.
Sustainable transport is not represented by just one single goal within the SDG framework but features in many of them and this highlights how important transport is across many sectors. The SDG framework includes five targets that are directly related to transport and indirectly to air pollution (target 3.9), gender rights target 5.1 (and climate change adaptation and mitigation (target 13.1).
Those most relevant to ICMIIST are:
SDG 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages.
3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
3.61 By 2020, halve the death rate due to road traffic injuries.
SDG 5 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
5.5.2 Increase the proportion of women in managerial positions.
SDG 9 – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure,
to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
9.1.2 Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport.
SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety. Notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.
11.2.1 Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport by sex, age and persons with disabilities.
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.
11.3.2 Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically.