Ukraine supports the Declaration of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) "Enhancing sustainable inland transport solutions to global climate and environmental challenges– a united call to action". This was stated by the First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Dmytro Abramovych in his speech at the Committee meeting during the high-level policy segment on "Environmental challenges to sustainable inland transport" on February 25, 2020, in Geneva (Switzerland). The event was part of the 82nd plenary session of the Inland Transport Committee.
The Inland Transport Committee is the highest policy-making body of the UNECE in the field of transport. The Committee's legislative work together with the participating countries focuses on forging tools for economic cooperation and negotiate and adopt international legal instruments on inland transport.
"The speedy development of the transport industry, especially in the field of freight logistics and passenger transportation, contributes to the acceleration of the development of international trade, tourism, and widening the borders of interaction between countries. But at the same time, we are facing new challenges, namely, climate and environmental ones. Therefore, Ukraine supports the Declaration of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) "Enhancing sustainable inland transport solutions to global climate and environmental challenges– a united call to action", Dmytro Abramovych stressed.
The First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure emphasized that developing more environmentally friendly transport, promoting the development of river and electric transport, ensuring the safe transportation of dangerous goods are priorities of state policy in the transport industry, and Ukraine supports the Committee's joint call for developing eco-friendly inland transport.