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COP28: “Mozambique Advances Climate-Aligned Transport Vision” – Minister

COP28: “Mozambique Advances Climate-Aligned Transport Vision” – Minister

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Mateus Magala, highlighted this Friday, 1 December, Mozambique’s efforts to incorporate sustainability into its rapidly growing transport and logistics ecosystems.

Asked how this sector supports broader environmental and economic objectives in a context of multiplying extreme climate threats, Mateus Magala, who is taking part from today in Dubai in the summit of the heads of state and government of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP28, emphasised the far-reaching significance of transport.

“Investment in resilient transport infrastructure and services creates a more efficient and competitive logistics backbone to boost national and regional trade, while improving climate risk management,” he said, quoted by Further Africa.

Citing recent initiatives to improve meteorological data and timely warning systems, the source stressed that “anticipating and preparing for adverse events protects assets and connectivity, minimising disruptions to supply chains”.

Magala also pointed to the opportunities linked to the global drive for net-zero emissions, arguing that more climate-friendly mobility underpins green growth across the board.

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“The greening of transport reinforces sustainable practices throughout the economy – supporting the deployment of renewable energies, as well as stimulating innovations in biofuels and electric vehicles and thus promoting circular economy approaches that increase the efficiency of production and consumption,” noted the minister, quoted in the same publication, stressing that “more than donors, we are looking for partners, as there are many bankable projects in Mozambique – the Maputo BRT and the development of the biofuel supply chain are two examples.”

Meanwhile, with African leaders aiming for a massive expansion of renewable energy-based production, Magala concluded that climate-aligned mobility solutions can catalyse wider industrialisation. “There is no green supply chain without green industries – the decarbonisation of transport underpins the realisation of our interlinked development and climate ambitions,” he concluded.

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