Decarbonizing Transport in an Emerging Economy in times of Covid-19: initial ideas of the Argentinean case

24 June 2020
09:00 - 10:30 am


Introduction. Carolina Chantrill. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Transport Working Group and Pedro Scarpinelli. Coordinator of the Clean Logistics Community of Practice, Sustentar Association.

Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies Project in Argentina. Joshua Patermina Blanco. Research Official, International Transport Forum (ITF).

Francisco Furtado. Modeler Analyst, International Transport Forum (ITF).

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About the webinar

The transport sector accounts for 23% of the total emissions of carbon dioxide related to energy. According to a SLoCaT report, the freight segment has suffered an increment of 75% of its emissions between 2000 and 2015, and it is expected to continue growing. The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of transport strengthening growing trends of the e-commerce demand.

In this webinar, progress of the project of Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE) in Argentina. The DTEE project is a joint effort between the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Wuppertal Institute (WI), which objective is helping governments and stakeholders to identify measures in transport and define the means to reduce emissions and comply with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

In July 2020, a virtual conference will be held to continue conversations on road freight, railways, inland waterways, among others. This dialogue will focus on strategies that allow for building resiliency and re activating the economy in the context of covid-19 impacts. The webinar will be held in Spanish. For more information click here. If you have any questions, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists

Joshua Patermina Blanco

Joshua is Research Official at the International Transport Forum (ITF-OECD). His work at ITF is centered in sustainability and mobility at the urban and interurban scales, particularly under the framework of the ITF Decarbonizing Transport initiative (DTi). Previous to ITF, Joshua worked over three year on social development, environmental sustainability and urban sustainable mobility. He has a BSc in Political Sciences from SciencePo, France. He also holds an MSc in Urban Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom, and a professional specialization in Smart Mobility from the École des Ponts ParisTech.

Francisco Furtado

Francisco is a modeler/analyst at the International Transport Forum (ITF) in the OECD and Argentina, lead for the Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies project. He has worked on shared mobility, decarbonizing transport and freight modelling. Recently he launched a book on “The Railways in Portugal: Past, present and future”. He is a civil engineer with experience in planning and management of major civil construction projects, including transport infrastructure. He has a PhD and Master’s in Transportation Systems from Instituto Superior Técnico in the MIT Portugal program.