2021 Annual Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group


The 2021 Transport Task Group annual meeting was held on September 30, 2021. The meeting was attended by 41 participants from around the globe, including officials of eleven G20 governments (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, European Union, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States), two guest countries (Uruguay, Singapore), and three international organizations.

The meeting was focused on the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Hearing from government officials around the world and from international experts, the group learned about policy developments, practical experiences of governments, and research on effective policies to accelerate this transition.

The meeting launched with introductory remarks from the TTG co-leads—the United States of America, and the European Commission—followed by remarks from the current President of the G20, the Italian Republic. These were followed by a series of videos submitted by governments that highlighted recent transportation developments in different regions. A panel presentation on policy developments in 2021 and an outlook on what’s to come in 2022 followed. We also heard from the United Kingdom about the Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Council and its ambitious goals and activities to accelerate the global transition to zero-emission vehicles. After this, we heard from international experts about the current pace of this transition and what governments can do to close the gap with climate goals, including by strengthening policies to transition the heavy-duty vehicle sector toward zero emissions. The Italian government then presented their research on the role of hydrogen in the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles. Participants then had breakout discussions about the role that the TTG should play in supporting the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles among the G20 economies and their neighbors. The day concluded with remarks from the United States and the next G20 President, the Republic of Indonesia.


Josh Miller