Motorization Management and the Trade of Used Vehicles

(New York)

The inaugural session of the Transport Decarbonization Investment (TDI) series will focus on the global trade in used vehicles and how countries can better manage their motor vehicle fleets to improve environmental and safety outcomes.

The webinar will start with a high-level panel discussion joined by:

  • Mari Pangestu Managing Director of Development Policy & Partnerships, World Bank
  • Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister for the Environment, The Netherlands
  • Inger Andersen Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

The technical roundtable will include a presentation and discussion on the forthcoming report: Motorization Management and the Trade of Used Vehicles: How collective action and investment can help decarbonize the global transport sector. The global trade in used motor vehicles is valued at more than US$18 billion annually and is expected to grow with rising incomes in the developing world. Roughly 90% of the 4.5 to 5 million used vehicles exported every year go from developed countries to developing countries. The fleet of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles in the developing world is expected to double in the next 15-20 years. Much of that growth may come from used vehicles imported from the developed world. The oldest and most poorly maintained vehicles in a national fleet contribute disproportionately to the transport-related local air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, road injuries and fatalities. 


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