An Introductory Guide to Advocacy for the Transport Sector in the Context of the SDGs

In The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport
Non Peer-reviewed Article

This report was produced by Hirotaka Koike, a participant of the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport in 2019.

Advocacy must help convince key players, such as development agencies, NGOs, all levels of government, and the private sector, that sustainable transport has the true potential to change the current development trajectory. However, a sense of purpose in doing so affects the quality of the exercise. For what outcomes/purposes are we going to engage in advocacy with the aim of raising the voice of the sustainable, low carbon transport community?

This guide intends to provide a basic introduction to the SDGs process leading up to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), based on the modality as of January 2020, especially for the transport sector. However, this should be useful for anyone who would like to understand various avenues of interventions in the SDGs process. This description will potentially be invalid in part, depending on the outcome of the HLPF review process.

This report has been produced by the author as part of the “Young Leaders for Sustainable Transport” programme launched by the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). The views expressed in this report do not necessarily represent the views of SLOCAT or VREF. The author, SLOCAT, and VREF cannot be held liable for the accuracy, completeness, and correctness of the content. The research for this report was conducted on a voluntary basis.