Transport Day 2015



About Transport Day 2015

Program for Transport Day 2015

Register 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
  • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris (invited)
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
8 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
  • Wang Chuanfu, CEO BYD
  • Barbara Dalibard, Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Voyages (TBC)
  • Franzjosef Schafhausen, Head of the Directorate-General on Climate Policy, European and International Policy, BMUB
  • Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport
  • Gilberto Kassab, Minister of Cities (Brazil), former mayor of Sao Paulo(TBC)
  • CEO – DHL (TBC)
  • 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
3 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 
  • Kamel ben Nanceur, Director for Sustainable Energy Policy and Technologies, International Energy Agency (TBC)
  • Jorge Kogan, Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America
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:

  • George Georgiadis, Secretary of the Transport Division, UNECE
  • Michael Woods, Head of Operations and Management Research, RSSB
  • Raffaello Cervigni, Lead Environment Economist, Africa Region , WB
  • Aage Jorgensen, Country Program Manager, NDF
  • Stein Hansen, Consultant, NDF
  • Nancy Vandycke, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Jan Brooke, Focal Point, Think Climate navigation infrastructure coalition,PIANC

People Power: Walking and cycling in low-carbon transport systems:

  • Saul Billingsley, Director General, FIA Foundation
  • Cllr. Christine Walters, Mayoral committee member for Transportation, Johannesburg
  • Holger Dalkmann, Director, Embarq
  • Bernard Ensink, Secretary General of European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and World Cycling Alliance (WCA)
  • Lew Fulton, Co-Director, STEPS Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Business models for modern, inclusive, low-carbon mobility and transport:
Low Carbon Urban Transport –challenges for planning and implementation in a multi-level governance context:
The Role of Fuel Efficiency for Transport Modes in achieving the 1.5º/2ºC Objective:

  • Jos Dings, Director, Transport and Environment
  • Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre
  • Sheila Watson, Director of Environment and Research , Global Fuel Economy Initiative

Electrifying Road Transport:

  • Yoshi Hayashi, President of WCTRS, Nagoya
  • Jacob Teter, Energy Analyst, IEA
  • Drew Kodjak, Executive Director, ICCT
  • Denis Naberezhnykh, Head of Low Carbon Vehicle and ITS technology, TRL
  • Patrick Jochem, Senior Researcher, KIT

Contribution of Rail in Mitigating Climate Change:

  • Olivier Onidi, Director, European Mobility Network, DG Mobility and Transport
  • Gunnar Heipp, Head of Strategic Planning, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft
  • Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Barry Howe, Director – Smart/Sustainable Transportation, ALSTOM
  • Jiri Hofman, Technical Advisor, Skoda Transportation
  • Shewangizaw Kifle, Chief Officer, Infrastructure Asset Management Department, Ethiopian Railways Corporation
  • Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE
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).

  • Walk 21 initiative
  • PIANC Action Plan
  • Bla Bla Car
  • CODATU photo competition
  • World Economic Forum
  • Declaration on Biofuels
  • Panama Transport NAMA
  • Industry Pledge COP 21 To Achieve Electromobility Goals
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
  • Suresh Prabhu, Indian Minister for Railways (TBC)
  • Jean Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, International Union of Railways
  • Three duo’s country + LPAA TRansport initiative to be selected from Freight duo , and/or Adaptation duo and/or Cycling duo and/or urban planning and/or Aviation and/or electric mobility
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?

  • Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg
  • Sharon Dijksma, Minister of Environment, Netherlands (TBC)
  • Lise Kingo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact (TBC)
  • Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson Global Environment Facility (TBC)
  • Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN Habitat
  • Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO, Solvay (TBC)
  • Ulrich Eichhorn, Executive technical Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) (TBC)
  • Carolina Toha, Mayor of Santiago, co-chair High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (TBC)
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

Register for Transport Day 2015

The PPMC would like to invite interested persons/ organizations to register for Transport Day 2015. The registration form can be found in here.


December 6, 2015




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


Contact Person

Cornie Huizenga, SLoCaT Partnership at

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