Which COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate green and inclusive transport?

COVID-relief programs will shape the trajectories of sector development well beyond short-term financial aids, creating new perspectives on sustainable development in key infrastructures such as transportation. This was the focus of a high-level stakeholder conversation on the role and potential of COVID-19 stimulus funding in accelerating a sustainable and inclusive transport transition, co-hosted by MCC’s Green & Inclusive Mobility Project and the OECD (which took place virtually on February 16, 2021).

Recording of the first keynote “Recovery for greener transport?” by Kurt van Dender, Head of the OECD's Taxation and Environment Division:

Recording of the second keynote “The Search for a Good Green Stimulus” by Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change:

Keynotes were followed by a discussion including commentaries from David Mes, European Commission, Cabinet Member of Frans Timmermans, Jürgen Schneider, Ministry of Austria for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Ralf Diemer, German Association of the Automotive Industry, Georg Kell, founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact.