Q. What is THE PEP?
A. THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme) was established in 2002 as a consolidation of the Programme of Joint Action of the UNECE Regional Conference on Transport and Environment (Vienna, 1997) and the London process of the WHO/Europe Conference on Environment and Health (London, 1999). THE PEP addresses the main challenges of creating sustainable transport patterns and integrating environment and health concerns more tightly with transport policy. Three key priority areas are (a) integrating environmental and health aspects with transport policy, (b) urban transport, and (c) demand-side management and modal shift. More information can be found on www.thepep.org
Q. Why was this website developed?
A. This website was developed to help policymakers and local professionals solve transport problems that affect health and the environment. It aims to build capacity to assess the effect transport has on health and the environment. It contains tools, case studies and policy briefs on selected topics and provides access to information from relevant sources. Many of these tools were developed in Western Europe, but their use in EECCA and SEE countries was one of the project’s focal points. The toolbox provides guidance on transport-related health impacts, costs and benefits, and takes children into account.
Q. Where do the facts and figures on this website come from?
A. The facts and figures are distilled from international research and databases as well as from input from the member states of the WHO European region and focal points of THE PEP.
Q. Who is responsible for the content of the website?
A. The content of the website is prepared by the Dutch National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM). Key documents are reviewed by international experts on transport, health and the environment.