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85th Annual Session of the Inland Transport Committee

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See the 85th ITC Preliminary Programme here

The 85th session of the Inland Transport Committee (Geneva, 21 – 24 February 2023, in person) brought together transport leaders from United Nations Member States and key transport stakeholders from around the world with the aim to turn inland transport into a catalyst of climate solutions.


High-level Policy Segment

The session’s high-level segment took place on 21 February. The theme of the conference was: “Actions of the inland transport sector to join the global fight against climate change.” (see the page dedicated to the High-level Policy Segment)

Three panel discussions included:

  • Critical partnerships and leaving no-one behind in the climate battle: global challenges and winning formulas for net-zero leaders;
  • Bridging regulators and innovators to bring to scale critical technologies supporting climate change mitigation actions;
  • A bet we can’t afford to lose: challenges and opportunities in the nexus of international financial and regulatory support for climate action.


The transport sector accounts for almost a quarter of global energy-related CO2 emissions (23%). Inland transport contributes more than 71% of all transport related emissions. These figures highlight the critical importance of inland transport, and the great potential it has to be a nexus of change. The ITC has a unique role in harnessing the full potential of inland transport solutions.

Regular session meeting documents

High-level side event on the ITC Forum for Road Safety

Side event on the "Demonstration on the detection of manipulations of vehicle emission after-treatment systems"

Side event on "Enhancing connectivity and accelerating the transition to climate resilient, low-carbon transport systems in land-locked developing countries"

Side event on "Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure"

Round table on "Inland transport connectivity and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda – Challenges and opportunities for global economic development"