The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg will jointly host the International Conference on Climate Action – ICCA2019 – in Heidelberg on 22 and 23 May 2019. The conference will bring together leaders and decision-makers from countries, regions and cities as well as stakeholders and experts from around the world.
SLoCaT – Alice Yiu
OECD/ International Transport Forum Wie-shiuen
Chris Dekki – SloCat
Maruxa Cardama -SloCat
Anette Solli, Regierungspräsidentin Akershus
Sasank Vemuri (Mobilise Your City) in cooperation with Markus Delfs
Oliver Lah, Urban Pathways
Susanne Dorasil – BMZ
“Dr. María José Castillo (Head of the Urban Planning Department at the Municipality of Providencia)”
Rodrigo Henriquez (University of Chile)
Hirotaka Koike, Policy Researcher – City Taskforce, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Asiimwe Midius , Deputy Mayor, Jinja, Uganda
Alphonse Nkurunziza (ITDP)
Workshop: Enhancing Collaborative and Ambitious Climate Actions in the Transport Sector
Event I 22 May I Heidelberg
Low-carbon transport is one of climate action’s central strategies at global, national, and sub-national levels. This cluster deals with recent trends to curb transport related emissions, highlights policy targets and illustrates possible measures across a number of transport sub-sectors.
The tremendous growth of motorised transport poses a challenge to sustainable development worldwide. The transport sector produces 23 per cent of global energy-related CO2 emissions and is the fastest-growing sector in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Recognising the challenge of rapid urbanisation, motorisation and air pollution, metropolitan areas worldwide seek for solutions for their overloaded transport systems. Innovative and low carbon mobility solutions have the potential to radically transform urban spaces over the coming decades. The cluster session aims to explore the critical role of low carbon mobility in enabling true transformation towards a climate-friendly development path. It will bring together national, regional, and local level stakeholders from the transport sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities in enhancing collaborative transport actions for climate mitigation and adaptation. The session will identify case studies, key enabling factors, and recommendations on how to facilitate collaborative climate action across different levels of stakeholders. It will touch upon issues such as regional transport infrastructure, urban-rural synergies for sustainable transport, national urban transport policies and the inclusion of municipal governments, and multi-stakeholder approaches to low carbon mobility.