Transport Day 2015



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About Transport Day 2015

Program for Transport Day 2015

About Transport Day 2015

Following up the success of Transport Day 2014 in Lima, Peru, the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT Partnership), together with Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG Initiative), and the Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB) will organize a Transport Day in 2015 on Sunday December 6th, 2015, in the context of COP 21 in Paris, France.

Confirmed Transport Day 2015 Speakers and Panelists

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Program for Transport Day 2015

The venue for Transport Day 2015 is the International Union of Railway (UIC) Headquarter in Paris, France. The full day event will bring international experts on transport and climate change to discuss the contribution sustainable, low carbon transport can make to climate change discussions. A brief look at the program for the day:

08:30 – 09:00: Registration
Moderator: Pat Cox, Former President European Parliament
09:00 – 09:30: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  • Jean Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, International Union of Railways
  • Michael Replogle, Chairman SLoCaT Foundation, Deputy Transport Commissioner Policy New York City
  • Jean Dominique Senard, Chief Executive Officer Michelin
  • Janos Pasztor, Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change
09:30 – 09:45: Post-LPAA Transport Focus & Action Day – A new momentum for collaborative actions towards ambitious transformations
Cornie Huizenga, SLoCaT Partnership and Patrick Oliva, Michelin Challenge Bibendum (PPMC coordinators will present Summary of the December 3 LPPA Transport Focus and Action Day commitments and declarations as well as the objectives of Transport Day 2015
09:45 – 10:45: Vision for an efficient, largely decarbonized transport sector by 2050
7 High Level Representatives from industry, government, civil society and the finance world will explore in a structured dialogue what a rapidly decarbonizing transport sector could look like by 2050. Statements, which will have a 2050 time horizon, will challenge participants in their thinking on what could be done and introduce some elements of disruptive rather than linear change.

  • Laura Tuck, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Company limited
  • Barbara Dalibard, Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Voyages
  • Franzjosef Schafhausen, Head of the Directorate-General on Climate Policy, European and International Policy, BMUB
  • Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport
  • Manoella Wilbaut, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Innovation, DHL
  • Robin Chase, co-founder Zipcar, Vienam
10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30: What are the challenges that passenger and freight transport will face in significantly decarbonizing by 2050
4 High Level Experts from the fields of technology, policy, and finance will provide a reality check on where we are in realizing the 2050 vision and what main barriers need to be overcome.
  • Jose Viegas, Secretary General, International Transport Forum
  • Martin Koers, Director Economy and Climate Protection Policy, Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)
  • Jorge Kogan, Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America
  • Marie-Claude Dupuis, Director of Strategy – RATP
11:30 – 12:45: Break-out Sessions – From ambitious visions to concrete and immediate actions
Seven break-out sessions will review status quo and required actions on technology, policy, finance, and eco-system to make headway in advancing ambitious action on transport and climate change. All six sessions will be required to include both mitigation/adaptation and address specific circumstances of developed and /developing countries in their discussions and where relevant combine mitigation with adaptation.Transport and Adaptation to Climate Change: Impacts Policy and Finance (205 room​):

People Power: Walking and cycling in low-carbon transport systems(List room):

Business models for modern, inclusive, low-carbon mobility and transport (Stephenson room​):

Low Carbon Urban Transport – success factors for planning and implementation in a multi-level governance context (302 room):

The Role of Fuel Efficiency for Transport Modes in achieving the 1.5º/2ºC Objective (203 room):

Electrifying Road Transport (Louis Armand room-plenary):

Contribution of Rail in Mitigating Climate Change(305 room):

12:45 – 13:45: ‘Sunday’ Lunch
13:45 -14:15: Break-out sessions key learnings and suggestions for initiatives
Moderated discussion on the highlights from break-out sessions with representatives from the Break-out sessions
14:15 – 14:45: Sustainable Transport Action Announcements
Thirty minutes of short announcements of action on sustainable, low carbon transport. (Three minute – one slide slots).

14:45 – 15:45: Sustainable Transport Champions
The remaining part of this session will showcase countries that through their INDCs have demonstrated commitment to take action on transport and climate change as well as initiatives from the transport sector that will result in action by the transport sector itself. Examples will be provided of potential linkages between specific INDCs and LPAA transport initiatives. The ensuing discussion will generate suggestions for joint action, refinements & moving forward

  • Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta,  Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
  • Alain Flausch, Secretary General International Association of Public Transport
  • Robert Meugré Mambé, Governor, Abidjan District
  • Julien Allaire, Executive Manager CODATU
  • Jayeshwur Raj Dayal, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management, Republic of Mauritius (TBC)
  • Sheila Watson, Director of Environment and Research , Global Fuel Economy Initiative
15:45 – 16:00: Tea Break
16:00 – 17:15: After Paris ………How do we keep sustainable, low carbon transport on the international agenda?
Transport Day 2015 will conclude with a broad based discussion among key stakeholders on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Transport on priorities in the follow-up to COP21. How can the transport community build on the momentum of COP21?

  • Christine Walters, Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation, Johannesburg
  • Sharon Dijksma, Minister of Environment, Netherlands
  • Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson Global Environment Facility (TBC)
  • Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN Habitat
  • Pierre-Etienne Franc, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Erik  Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA 
  • Carolina Toha, Mayor of Santiago, co-chair High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

Respondents: Holger Dalkmann, Director, Strategy and Global Policy; EMBARQ Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute; Pierre Guislain, Senior Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, World Bank; Clayton Lane, CEO, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy; and Tracy Raczek, Climate Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary General

17:15– 17:30: Conclusion
17:30 – 19:00: Reception


A pdf downloadable version of the days events is also available: Program Transport Day 2015


Transport Day 2015 will be held at the International Union of Railway Headquarter,16 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France.

Transport Day  Map


December 6, 2015




International Union of Railway Headquarter,16 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France


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Cornie Huizenga, SLoCaT Partnership at

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