ITF in Focus: Enhancing inclusiveness through sustainable transport - lessons from emerging economies


20 May
09:00 to 10:30


Hall 4, Level +1

Several emerging economies have already pledged to achieve a net-zero emissions target in the coming decades and many others are proposing it. Reshaping the mobility systems for net-zero will require changes to how people move between and within places, and whilst solutions such as the electrification of vehicles and renewable energy will help, it is crucial that sustainable mobility is also inclusive and equitable. Pandemic recovery plans and policies must therefore comprise of, among other elements, the development of sustainable mobility that is accessible to and affordable to all in order to ensure that we leave nobody behind as we ramp up efforts for climate action and sustainability.  

This session will bring together decision-makers from ITF partner countries in the Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE) and the NDC Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) projects and representatives from financial institutions. The ITF will provide an overview of these projects, their objectives and their status. Decision-makers from the partner countries will discuss the specific challenges and opportunities in making transport inclusive and achieving their emission reduction targets at the same time. They will also point to specific funding challenges that they are encountering. Representatives from financial institutions will outline their efforts to promote transport solutions that foster inclusiveness and respond to the funding challenges raised by the countries. The session will conclude by revealing the ITF’s Decarbonising Transport Award winners, recognising research and innovation with great potential to help decarbonise transport in emerging economies.

The DTEE and NDC-TIA projects are funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). 


Larissa Carolina Amorim dos Santos

Sustainability Undersecretary

Ministry of Infrastructure, Brazil

Siddharth Sinha

Officer on Special Duty to the CEO

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)

Ravi Gadepalli

Public Transport Consultant

World Bank & UITP

Agustina Calatayud

Lead Transport Specialist

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)