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IRF Global, MetaMeta, and the Asian Development Bank Launch Green Roads Toolkit to Revolutionize Global Road Infrastructure

ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 10, 2024 – With global road construction expected to reach 25 million kilometers by 2050, mainly in developing economies, sustainable transport infrastructure is crucial. The International Road Federation (IRF Global) and MetaMeta, with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), have developed the Green Roads Toolkit. This resource offers practical solutions for developing green roads and provides guidance on sustainable planning, construction, and maintenance practices.

Emphasizing the importance of the project, the IRF Global’s Chairman Emeritus, H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al- Mogbel, stated, “The Green Roads Toolkit represents a significant step forward in our mission to create safer, more sustainable road systems. This toolkit provides practical, actionable solutions to the environmental and social challenges of road infrastructure.”

IRF President & CEO, Patrick Sankey added “The toolkit offers practical options for green road development and guides sustainable planning, construction, and management. It covers nine key areas: decarbonization, climate resilience, water and land management, pollution reduction, quality of life improvement, ecosystem protection, disaster preparedness, responsible material sourcing, and fostering inclusive growth.” The Green Roads Toolkit is available for download here.

The project has been developed under ADB’s TA-6756 – Improving Infrastructure Sustainability Through Better Asset Management initiative. Michael Anyala, Senior Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank, continued: “This extensive resource offers vital guidance for engineers, planners, and policymakers in planning, designing, operating, and managing inclusive, low-carbon, and resilient road infrastructures.”

For more information about the toolkit, please contact IRF Global at info@irf.global or download it here.

The International Road Federation is a global not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Washington, DC since 1948 and supported by regional offices throughout the world. The IRF serves a network of public and private sector members in more than 70 countries by providing world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services, and continuing education programs which together offer a global marketplace for best practices and industry solutions.
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