Draft Joint Strategic Action Plan 2021 – 2023
For the Implementation of the Protocol on Sustainable Transport (Mikulov 2014) to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Kyiv 2003)
The Protocol on Sustainable Transport to the Carpathian Convention (Mikulov, 2014) covers several aspects related to mobility. Among the others, they include policy development, infrastructure planning and development, different transport modes, traffic management systems, transport externalities and real costs. This Sustainable Transport Strategic Action Plan (SAP), developed with the support of the Danube Transnational Programme project TRANSGREEN in cooperation with the Carpathian Convention experts and stakeholders, is not going to outline actions for all the various aspects of the Protocol. Rather, it is conceived as a document dealing with the integration of transportation and ecological connectivity in the short term. The ideal temporal horizon to reach the objectives and to complete the proposed actions is limited to 3 years, but the first results are expected to be implemented already within the end of the TRANSGREEN project, in June 2019. The SAP mirrors the achievements of the project, which are relevant for political decision-making. Results from the work within the pilot areas of TRANSGREEN and relevant project documents (e.g. the guidelines and recommendations for integrated transport infrastructure planning, construction, management and monitoring) and outputs are feeding the content of the SAP. Carpathian Countries suggested undergoing an update of the SAP 3 years after its approval.