About Christopher Dekki

Chris Dekki is the Director of Global Advocacy and Engagement at the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport. Chris leads the policy advocacy and outreach dimension of SLOCAT, engaging with a wide multi-stakeholder base and shaping intergovernmental spaces. Beyond SLOCAT, Chris has many years of policy experience, working for the UN system at the global and regional levels, civil society platforms and youth-led organisations. Chris is also a part-time professor of political science and law at St. Joseph's University and the City University of New York - Baruch College in New York City.

Decarbonising Global Urban Transport: The COP27 Presidency Initiative LOTUS

By |2024-01-04T16:29:42+01:00November 29th 2022|

There is no panacea, no silver bullet: Only a holistic approach to technology and urban mobility will ensure sustainable transport for the sake of people and planet. Led by the Egyptian COP27 Presidency, the Low Carbon Transport for Urban Sustainability (LOTUS) initiative was launched. By Christopher Dekki


Sustainable, Low-Carbon Transport: A Catalyst for Better Public Health and Transforming Our Cities

By |2024-01-04T16:23:06+01:00September 6th 2022|

Christopher Dekki calls upon cities and policymakers to embrace a systems-thinking approach that takes the nexus between public health and transport as a starting point for action.

Realising Inclusive Cities by Rethinking Urban Mobility

By |2024-01-04T14:23:47+01:00April 8th 2021|

Inclusion has always been a conscious policy choice. Christopher Dekki reveals how cities around the world are increasingly prioritising the mobility needs of a select few rather than providing safe and accessible spaces for all.

Combatting COVID-19, Cars, And Climate Change Through Innovations in Urban Mobility

By |2024-01-04T14:10:36+01:00December 15th 2020|

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities saw that another urban transport is possible – can they make it last? Chris Dekki on the resilient and innovative nature of urban settlements.

Migration: An Essential Pillar of Human Civilisation

By |2024-01-02T18:46:12+01:00December 11th 2018|

Migration has always been a catalyst of knowledge, of culture, of science – an aspect that often goes unmentioned in the recent, heated debates on migration. On the occasion of the Global Compact for Migration, Christopher Dekki outlines how important migration is to urban areas, while at the same time emphasising the role cities and communities have to play in these dynamics.

Where there’s a will there’s a way: Vertical Partnerships for a Sustainable Future

By |2023-12-19T15:02:00+01:00April 21st 2017|

The international community has come a long way when it comes to sustainable development. The next step is to continue the partnerships that helped create these frameworks and bring them down to the level of implementation.

Youth: Habitat III’s Force to Be Reckoned With

By |2023-12-19T12:12:05+01:00August 30th 2016|

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is the officially mandated space for young people to participate in UN processes. How does their involvement play out in regard to the Habitat III negotiations and the New Urban Agenda? And what are their demands?

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