ITF in Focus: ITF Transport Outlook 2023


18 May
11:00 to 12:30


Hall 2, Level +1

The ITF Transport Outlook is published every two years and provides an overview of current trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level. The work is based on the ITF in-house transport models. It presents long-term projections for transport demand for freight and passenger transport as well as related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under alternative policy scenarios.

Decarbonisation continues to rank highly on the international agenda, but it counts among multiple priorities governments face in the coming decades. These different priorities can complement each other but can also compete for resources. Strategic planning to make the most effective use of often limited resources in transport systems requires understanding how different priorities may interact. For each ITF Transport Outlook, a theme is defined to help develop modelling scenarios that incorporate decarbonisation and the most pressing policy priorities facing countries at the time. The scenarios are designed to address the main theme of the Outlook, in the context of decarbonising transport, to inform discussions about the role public policy can play in guiding and managing possible future changes.

In this session, we will discuss the theme chosen for the ITF Transport Outlook 2023 and hear from different speakers about their perspectives.


Mohamed Hegazy

Associate - Africa Road Transport

UNFCCC Climate Champions

Neil Pedersen

Executive Director

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Sonal Shah


The Urban Catalysts

Clarisse Cunha Linke

Brazil Director

Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)