Transitioning to the Green Economy: The Arab Transport Sector Policy Brief

Transitioning to the Green Economy: The Arab Transport Sector Policy Brief

I. Kaysi F.B. Chaaban 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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This paper highlights the existing policies, current practices, and major trends for the transport sector in Arab countries, and then discusses their current implications on development, social integration, and the environment and the need to adopt non-conventional approaches and measures to provide transport systems that promote sustainable development. The paper explores the potential of developing policies, incentive measures, and green strategies to promote innovative practices for the movement of people and goods, including public trans- port and, as a result, eliminate the negative impacts from the inappropriate practices nationwide. The paper also addresses establishing a green transport infrastructure network at the regional scale.


Arab transport, environmental sustainability, green economy, green mobility, sustainable transport, transport policy


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