From Amsterdam to Paris and beyond: the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) 2009-2020





2014 This report encapsulates the past 12 years of progress made under the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) since its launch in 2002. Administered jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, THE PEP encourages transport policy-makers and urban spatial planners to consider the environmental and health impacts of transport and mobility.

Through a dynamic network of academics, experts and Member States of UNECE and WHO, THE PEP engages all three sectors on an equal footing in sharing best practices in sustainable and healthy transport and mobility, particularly in urban areas.

The report underlines some of the achievements between the adoption of the Amsterdam Declaration in 2009 at the Third High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment and the Fourth High-level Meeting held in Paris, France in 2014. The Amsterdam Declaration made significant inroads in support of green and health-friendly urban environments, largely through the implementation mechanisms of THE PEP Partnerships and THE PEP Staffete, both of which are highlighted in this publication.