Euro-transport ministers hold policy pow-wow

International meeting focuses on sustainable urban transport, sulphur in fuel, eastern Europe

Transport ministers from over 30 European countries plus the USA and Canada met in Lisbon this week to debate the myriad challenges associated with achieving sustainable transport systems.

The event was the annual meeting of the European conference of ministers of transport (ECMT) (ENDS Daily 6 June 2000), a body linked to the Organisation for economic development and cooperation (OECD). High on its agenda was a report on obstacles to implementing sustainable urban transport policies. Other discussions concerned the economic impacts of introducing sulphur-free fuels and specific problems faced by central and eastern European countries.

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