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Used vehicles trade – turning burden into opportunity


In areas where government budgets for public transport infrastructure and operations are limited, the ability to move people and goods depends on the availability of affordable vehicles. High-quality used cars imported into low- and medium-income countries are therefore an opportunity for such countries. However, the costs are becoming ever more visible: carbon emissions and air pollutants are on the increase, respiratory health conditions are on the rise, roads are unsafe.

While many developed markets are aligned on decarbonization of cars in the next 10-15 years, a truly just net zero transition requires accountability for the outdated carpool that LMICs are left with. And without decarbonization of road transport everywhere, such a transition is impossible.

In this session, we will explore different opportunities for global policy coordination and public-private cooperation to galvanise the industry to address this issue. Participants will hear firestarter presentations from industry leaders and exchange in an open dialogue to validate most pressing challenges and identify pathways for collaborative action.








CCL, Hall 5



  • Andy Fuchs, General Manager, Head of Europe and Africa, Toyota Mobility Foundation
  • Binyam (Ben) Reja, Global Practice Manager for Transport, World Bank
  • Holger Dalkmann, Transport Lead CCG and CEO and Founder, Sustain2030

Moderator: Tilmann Vahle, Director, Sustainable Mobility and Batteries, Systemiq 

Session Host: Maya Ben Dror, Industry Manager, Automotive and New Mobility, World Economic Forum

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