The Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, chaired an information session in preparation for the Moroccan presidency of the International Transport Forum, Thursday, June 24 in Rabat to discuss the different perspectives of transport, post-coronavirus recovery or even the implementation of more ambitious policies that will reverse CO2 emissions.
During his opening speech, Abdelkader Amara mentioned the many challenges in Morocco in terms of transport, relating in particular to post-covid recovery, economic recovery, the fight against climate change and the strengthening of equity.
The harmonization of its objectives will strengthen public support for such important political interventions, underlines the Minister, for whom “the recovery from the pandemic offers a unique opportunity to combine economic development with the evolution of mobility choices and deployment. low carbon impact technologies, while creating new opportunities for citizens by improving accessibility through better mobility solutions ”.
Indeed, Amara emphasized the importance of implementing specific strategies reflecting the potential and challenges to decarbonize them.
Therefore, it is important, he said, to support innovation to accelerate the technological advances necessary for the decarbonization of transport, in particular in hard-to-decarbonize environments.
According to the minister, reducing the energy consumption of motorized travel requires investments in cleaner vehicles and fuels.
It is also about shifting the political focus on improving mobility and accessibility that will achieve different goals, climate change mitigation, sustainable development and human well-being.
Since joining the FIT, Morocco has actively participated in its activities and participated at the ministerial level in all the annual Summits that the FIT has organized in Leipzig.
Morocco’s efforts and interest in the work and activities of the ITF earned it the favorable vote to chair this forum for the period 2020-2021.
This presidency has been postponed due to the global pandemic linked to the coronavirus, which was the cause of the postponement of the Summit for the year 2020.
It should be noted in this regard that the 2021 edition of the FIT Summit was held in virtual mode and had the participation of the Minister from Rabat.