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International Transport Forum Newsletter
16 January 2019 
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Dear Members of the Corporate Partnership Board,

Welcome to the third edition of our CPB Newsletter. We are delighted to announce that we have another new member, Bird. We speak about the recent work that we have undertaken as part of the Decarbonising Transport initiative – the workshop on Decarbonsing Maritime Transport and also the ITF presence at COP24. There is also information on the upcoming ‘Corporate Partnership Board Gender Initiative’ and its event to be held on 8 March 2019, during International Women's Day.

I encourage you to spread the word about the work we are doing together. Your colleagues are welcome to sign up to our newsletter by clicking on this link. We also invite you to share CPB news with your social media network using the new CPB hashtag #ITF_Corporate.

Kind Regards,
 
Sharon Masterson
Manager, Corporate Partnership Board

Bird is our latest member!

We are happy to welcome Bird on board. Bird is an electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing affordable, environment-friendly transportation solutions with a fleet of shared electric scooters that can be accessed via smartphones. Bird has been working closely with the cities in which it operates to be a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there.

Up Next: ITF CPB Gender Initiative

At the Corporate Partnership Board Plenary meeting held in November 2018 in Seoul, members of the CPB decided to launch a ‘CPB Gender Initiative’. On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, this will be launched commencing with a workshop focusing on the topics of 'increasing the attractiveness of the transport sector to women in the workforce, and hiring and retention of female talent.' A recent communication to all CPB members has been sent, and we look forward to your input and feedback by Wednesday 23 January at the latest.

COP24 - Katowice, Poland (2-14 December)

Experts from the International Transport Forum participated at the recent 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to present the work and results of ITF’s Decarbonising Transport initiative.
ITF organised and participated in a number of events at COP24:
ITF released six Decarbonising Transport Policy Briefs to coincide with COP24:

Decarbonising Transport initiative

Within the framework of the ITF Decarbonising Transport initiative, the ITF organised a two-day workshop on maritime transport on 26-27 November in Paris (photo). At this workshop, experts, policymakers from governments and international organisations and other key stakeholders shared knowledge on the best practices for uptake of alternative fuels in maritime transport, a topic widely considered to be important, but still fairly unexplored in terms of relevant policies and measures. The contributions to the workshop are available here.

2019 Summit - Opportunities to Engage

Our Annual Summit takes place 22-24 May, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany, on the theme ‘Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration’. The Summit Programme is now online.

If your company is interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please see here. In addition, there are still opportunities available to host your own event. Click here for more information.

About ITF Corporate Partnership Board

The ITF CPB is a global network of companies from across transport modes and closely related areas (such as energy, finance and IT) that work with ITF to improve policy analysis and advice by adding a business perspective. The CPB was created in 2013 as the ITF’s mechanism to enrich policy discussion among the 59 member countries with partners both from the private sector and the public sector. Read more
 
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