Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
Cornie Huizenga is the Secretary General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the largest multi-stakeholder partnership on sustainable, low carbon transport in developing countries. The SLoCaT Partnership promotes the integration of sustainable, low carbon transport in global policies on the post 2015 Development agenda and the post 2015 climate change policy discussion. He played a lead role in the development of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport at the Rio+20 conference including the unprecedented USD 175 billion for more sustainable transport by the world’s eight largest multilateral development banks as well as the transport related commitments made at Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit in September 2014.
Cornie Huizenga has a Master’s in Human Geography of Developing countries from State University in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He has served on a regular basis as a consultant and advisor on mainstreaming transport and climate change for a broad range or organizations including Multilateral Development Banks (e.g. the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank); bilateral development organizations (German International Cooperation); the United Nations (Global Environment Facility, United Nations Center for Regional Development, United Nations Department for Economic an Social Affairs, and UN HABITAT) as well as leading NGOs on sustainable transport (EMBARQ, World Resource Center for Sustainable Transport and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy).
Cornie Huizenga has a distinguished career of over 25 years in development in which he has dealt with various environmental issues. He had a lead role in the establishment and institutionalization of the Clean Air Asia (CAA), which has grown into the leading regional initiative on air quality in Asia. Mr. Huizenga is a frequent speaker and panel member on sustainable transport and transport and climate change in developing countries.