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ITF Secretary-General Kim visits Berlin for talks on Ukraine, G7/G20, transport decarbonisation

Meetings with Chief of the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim will visit Berlin (Germany) on 23/24 November for talks in the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport.

In the Chancellery, Secretary-General Kim will meet with Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks.

The Secretary-General will inform Federal Minister Schmidt about ITF ‘s work to support the reconstruction of Ukraine’s transport systems and international trade links. Germany is hosting the next Ukraine Recovery Conference on 11 June 2024 in Berlin.

The Secretary-General will also brief Federal Minister Schmidt about the ITF’s work on transport-related topics for the Brazilian G20 presidency and the Italian G7 Presidency. Italy has requested the ITF to play a central role in supporting the planned G7 Transport Ministerial. 

Ahead of the COP28 climate negotiations in Dubai (UAE), the Secretary-General will share with Federal Minister Schmidt key elements of ITF’s work on decarbonising transport. Transport contributes roughly one-quarter of all man-made C02 emissions. Without rapid decarbonisation of the transport sector, the objective of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius cannot be achieved.

In Dubai, the International Transport Forum and the International Energy Agency (IEA) will host the first-ever joint energy and transport ministers meeting at COP, to help accelerate progress towards clean transport based on clean fuels.

Secretary-General Kim will extend an invitation for Germany’s Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz to the Annual Summit of Transport Ministers in May 2024. The Summit is organised by the ITF and takes place in Leipzig, Germany.

At the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport, the Secretary-General will brief State Secretary Hartmut Höppner on ITF’s work in support of Ukraine’s transport sector and on the preparations for the ITF Summit.

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