BSEC-URTA participated in the event aiming policy dialogues on Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies

The International Transport Forum, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Türkiye, OECD Istanbul Regional Centre, and the Wuppertal Institute, a leading international think tank institution, orchestrated a pivotal event in Istanbul. The event was dedicated to the Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE) project, a crucial initiative aimed at assisting national governments and other stakeholders in identifying transport measures and establishing pathways to reduce CO2 (and other) emissions from transport. The ultimate goal is to help these entities meet their climate and NDC targets.

The event was hosted by H.E. Durmuş Ünüvar, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure on behalf of Turkey, and opened by Dr. Young Tae Kim, esteemed ITF Secretary General, Dounia Houssini Squali, Head of Mobility and Innovation Department, Ministry of Transport of Morocco and Seda Sevgi, Deputy Director of OECD Istanbul Center.

Secretary General Mehmet Uylukcu spoke in the opening panel session about the MENA region’s vision and commitment to decarbonizing transport.

Secretary General in his speech underlined the BSEC-URTA Management Council’s decision taken into “Decarbonization in road transport” its agenda for 2022 by bringing awareness in the BSEC region for the transformation that is expected to rule in transportation and shared the actions needed to transform clean energy (electric and hydrogen), foster to use low carbon fuels (Euro 6), support intermodal transport, facilitate border crossings and reduce waiting times and support more digitalization, defined challenges as a high cost to transform fleets, heavy bureaucracy at BDPs, lack of systematic and holistic approaches by governments (our sector needs realistic policies) and brought IRU Duplex Approach on the subject for clarifying the discussions.

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