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  • Type Think20 (T20)
  • Date 15 December 2020
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Abstract

The central role of transport has been brought to the forefront due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this in turn has translated into impacts across multiple sustainable development goals (SDGs). Major challenges include the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior and urban mobility, availability of finances, and slow progress on sustainable energy and climate actions. To overcome these challenges, this policy brief provides G20 member countries with a number of sustainable and environmentally friendly proposals. They focus on (i) upscaling transport infrastructure, energy conservation and energy efficiency; (ii) agile mobility network; (iii) enabling low emissions and green technologies; and (iv) unlocking financial resources and public-private partnerships.

Authors

Radia Sedaoui

Radia Sedaoui

Ahm Mehbub Anwar

Senior Research Associate AHM Mehbub is a senior research associate at KAPSARC. He currently leads the maritime project, in collaboration with the Kingdom’s… AHM Mehbub is a senior research associate at KAPSARC. He currently leads the maritime project, in collaboration with the Kingdom’s energy ecosystem. This project invetigates future port activity and fuel forecasting. He also works on the KAPSARC Spatial Urban Energy System (KSUES) project. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked in Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), a state government organisation, as a transport planner, and at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia as a researcher. He led the update on the state of transport in the TfNSW regions as part of the strategic planning for its Future Transport 2056. He has also worked as a lecturer at Khulna University of Bangladesh, and was later promoted to a professor in urban transport planning. He holds a Ph.D. with an examiners’ commendation for an outstanding thesis from the UOW. His thesis focused on modeling travellers’ preference heterogeneity.

Expertise

  • Urban Sustainable Mobility
  • Port Activity
  • Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency
  • Choice Modeling
  • Future Transport Strategy at Local and National Level

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Steve Griffiths

Steve Griffiths

Vice President of Research and Development and Professor of Practice at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates Steve is Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Professor of Practice at Khalifa University of Science and Technology… Steve is Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Professor of Practice at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates. He specializes in energy system policy and strategy, with focus on the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Farhina Pasha

Farhina Pasha

Aishah Alatawi

Aishah Alatawi

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