A panel discussion co-hosted by the Benelux Pavilion and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities focused on the role that sustainable transport modes, such as walking, cycling and public transit, should have in addressing climate change and achieving a green recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19. A high-level panel of ministers of transportation and leaders from multilateral institutions discussed, from their experiences in the developed and developing world, the need for decarbonizing investment and the importance of shifting away from building private-vehicle-reliant systems.


  • Stientje van Veldhoven, Vice President and Regional Director for Europe, World Resources Institute
  • François Bausch, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Luxembourg
  • Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport, Ethiopia 
  • Riccardo Puliti, Vice President for Infrastructure, World Bank Group 
  • Kris Peeters, Vice-President, European Investment Bank