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February 2011 Edition

Dear Sir/Madam,

2011 has barely started and IRF has already had an exciting month to report on. In this first newsletter issue of 2011 you will discover the PPP capacity-building event we attended in Istanbul in December 2010, the worldwide launch of the IRF Environment Policy Statement, an update on the forthcoming IRF ITS Policy Committee meeting, and the launch of our environment assessment tool, CHANGER, and reports on meetings I attended in Washington DC last week and more.

I would like to invite the IRF members who have not yet voted online for the new wording of the IRF Geneva Statutes, to click here. This vote is most important as it will help IRF to develop further. Have your voice heard!

Don’t forget that the early bird registration for our Bucharest Symposium on Road Safety in May ends on 28 February and the deadline for submitting an abstract for our Moscow Congress on Innovation 15 March 2011.

Enjoy your reading!

S. Rupprecht
  Director General
  International Road Federation - Geneva


IRF presents views in joint UNECE/PPIAF/ BSEC PPP capacity building event

From 15 to 17 December 2010 the Black Sea Economic Commission Head Quarters in Istanbul, Turkey, staged a joint event by UNECE, World Bank’s Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), BSEC and the International PPP Platform Turkey on capacity building in Public-Private Partnerships. 


Join the IRF Policy Committee on ITS in Stockholm on 9 & 10 March!

The IRF Policy Committee on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is facilitating the exchange of experience of ITS experts from all over the world on the important role of ITS in achieving key transport policy objectives and on the latest progress in the development of ITS action plans and strategies.


Partners on Low Carbon Transport meet

IRF, through the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP), is part of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport project. The SLoCaT Partnership works to improve the knowledge on sustainable low carbon transport, help develop better policies and catalyse the implementation thereof.


Launch of IRF Environment Policy Statement in Geneva, Delhi and Washington

A landmark Environment Policy Statement was released by the International Road Federation on 24th January.

The new Policy Statement reinforces IRF’s member resolve to be at the vanguard of efforts to further improve the environmental performance of the road sector. Three events organized respectively in Geneva, New Delhi and Washington D.C. marked the launch and offered the opportunity for a debate.


Stakeholders meet to discuss improvement of institutional mechanisms for the collection, analysis and dissemination of transport data in developing countries

Transport data, especially reliable one, is vital for supporting transport policy-making as well as planning investments in transport. The need for improvement of transport data is especially felt in developing countries and there is a consensus among the key stakeholders that endeavours to improve transport data in developing countries should be part of a global effort.


CHANGER launch in India

The IRF India Chapter is convening an event on 15th February in New Delhi to introduce CHANGER – the IRF GHG Calculator for road infrastructure. The event will be the occasion to illustrate the results obtained with the tool on five Indian projects.








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