Proceedings of the Congress

RF 4 How can governments support and help accelerate a resilient transition to low carbon transport?

Tuesday, February 8 09:45 - 11:15 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/08| 16:45 - 18:15 Paris : 02/08| 17:45 - 19:15 New Delhi : 02/08| 22:15 - 23:45 Tokyo : 02/09| 01:45 - 03:15 Sydney : 02/09| 03:45 - 05:15

Chair : Patrick Malléjacq, Secretary General, PIARC

This session will introduce work carried out as part of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Decarbonising Transport Initiative (DTI), which helps governments and industry translate climate ambitions into actions. 

The session will initially review government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, touching on ITF work carried out in South-East Asia, and exploring how building greater resiliency to COVID-19 can also help governments develop climate resilient pathways to prepare for future disruptions to the transport sector. 

The session will then focus on the upcoming technology transition, reviewing current policies and market trends in low carbon vehicles, and potential challenges that need to be addressed to ensure a resilient technology transition, including focusing on labour and skills, government fuel duty revenues and material supply chains. The session will then touch on heavy duty road freight, one of the most challenging modes of transport to decarbonise, with a presentation on recent ITF work on technology and policy pathways conducted with policymakers and industry.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Video
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Conclusion

Welcome and session introduction

• Young Tae Kim, Secretary General, ITF
• Patrick Malléjacq, Secretary General, PIARC


Covid-19 response and recovery guidelines
• Wei-Shiuen Ng, ITF 

Cleaner Vehicles – Achieving a resilient technology transition
• Vatsalya Sohu, ITF 

Hard-to-Abate - Decarbonising Heavy Duty Road Freight
• Matteo Craglia, ITF 

Greening Freight Transport: Norway’s strategies; Work of PIARC Committee 2.3
• Else-Marie Marskar, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

The Space Race – How best to allocate road space in urban environments?
• Luis Martinez, ITF


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Questions and Answers

• Moderated by Patrick Malléjacq, Secretary General, PIARC



• Young Tae Kim, Secretary General, ITF

Session Organiser: Matteo Craglia, ITF
Session Secretary: Matteo Craglia, ITF