strategy

Providing public information on transport sustainable for health and environment

Description:
Public access to the relevant information on transport-related health and environmental risks and broad dissemination of this information should be ensured at the early stages of planning. The public, NGOs, the private sector, municipalities and regions should be encouraged to participate in taking environment- and health-related transport decisions.

Provide broad public information on the environmental health impacts of transport and promote public participation in decision-making processes with relevance to transport, land use and infrastructure policies and planning.

Context:
Raise awareness of health-promoting transport and mobility, consumption and production patterns, communicating the benefits of healthy transport through public relations activities and information campaigns and the dissemination of information on transport-related health impacts to the public, important target groups and stakeholders.

It is necessary to ensure public access to health-related information on, and participation in, decision-making on transport projects, programmes, policies, plans and regulations, and ensure access to justice in these matters in accordance with the application of the provisions of the [Ã…rhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters] (1998).

It is necessary to develop an information, education and communication strategy to increase public awareness of the different impacts of transport on human health and to facilitate the choice of modes of transport sustainable for health and the environment.

Implementation:
Promote the development and application of: (a) information, education and communication campaigns, including those of international institutions, to raise the awareness among stakeholders and decision-makers of the need for transport sustainable for health and environment; (b) information campaigns targeted at groups using the least environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Provide and disseminate national and regional public information on transport's environment and health impacts, and on strategies and tools for transport sustainable for health and the environment, targeting specific population groups.

Subjects:
Information
Communications
Health
Public
Environment
Sustainable development
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies