Sustainable transport solutions to the climate crisis
While transport plays a critical role in economic and social development, the transport sector, as one of the top consumers of fossil fuels, is a major contributor to air pollution and generates a variety of emissions that impact the climate. Climate change has in turn impacts on critical transport infrastructure worldwide. Given the potential for climate related damage, disruption and delay to transport across closely interconnected global supply chains, enhancing the climate resilience of critical transport infrastructure is of strategic importance. Finding sustainable transport solutions, including adequate climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, will therefore be central to meeting the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. Technology and innovation, inter-modal links and systems, and a robust commitment to public transport will all be vital components of a low- carbon transport future.
Biographies (alphabetical order)
Dr. Liu Fang
Secretary General, ICAO
Dr. Liu Fang

Secretary General, ICAO

H.E. Mr. Li Xiaopeng
Minister of Transport, China
H.E. Mr. Li Xiaopeng

Minister of Transport, China

H.E. Mr. S. Aristov
State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Transport, Russian Federation
H.E. Mr. S. Aristov

State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Transport, Russian Federation

Mr. Batyr Ballyyev
Head, Department of Environment Protection State Committee on Environment protection and Land Recourses, Turkmenistan
Mr. Batyr Ballyyev

Head, Department of Environment Protection State Committee on Environment protection and Land Recourses, Turkmenistan

Mr. Jesper Loldrup
Head, Executive Office of the SG and Policy and Planning, IMO
Mr. Jesper Loldrup

Head, Executive Office of the SG and Policy and Planning, IMO

Mr. Kaveh Zahedi
Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, ESCAP
Mr. Kaveh Zahedi

Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, ESCAP

Ms. Regina Asariotis
Chief, Policy and Legislation Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
Ms. Regina Asariotis

Chief, Policy and Legislation Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD