Leipzig, Germany

24 May 2018

Secretary-General's video message for the Transport Decarbonization Alliance (TDA) launch at the annual International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit

I am pleased to send congratulations on the creation of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance.
 
This is welcome news for climate action.
 
Lowering transport emissions will also help to reduce urban pollution and improve public health.
 
Climate change is moving faster than we are.
 
Yet technology is on our side.
 
Businesses are creating innovative solutions.
 
The electrification of transport systems is an important step.
 
We also see new materials and designs, increased use of renewables and more energy efficient modes of transport.
 
Governments cannot do it alone.
 
To meet the goal of the Paris agreement, we need cities, companies and citizens to play their role.
 
Transport is an important part of the solution.
 
Thank you.