The Conference of the Parties
1. welcomes the work and takes note of the report of the Working Group on Sustainable Transport, Energy and Industry and the recommendations of the Study on the Transport System in the Carpathians elaborated under the lead of the European Academy (EURAC, Bolzano, Italy) contained in the document UNEP/CC/COP2/2, and invites Parties and other stakeholders to ensure the proper follow-up;
2. appreciates the ongoing cooperation with and technical support from EURAC and the Central European Initiative (CEI);
3. invites the Parties to continue to take part in the preparatory work towards the development of a Protocol on Sustainable Transport, and requests the interim Secretariat to further coordinate and service the Parties in the process;
4. calls upon countries and relevant institutions, including EURAC, to support the development of the Protocol and relevant projects.