Sustainable Movement: Renewable energy transport solutions
Day: 13th September, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Worldwide, the transport sector is responsible for more than a quarter of total energy consumption, a quarter of CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels and 15% of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Overall, energy use for transport i.e. road, railway, aviation and shipping, has increased 2% annually over the past two decades. If we are to meet obligations under the Paris Agreement of keeping temperatures below 2C then a transition away from fossil fuels is a must.
Questions to be addressed by the session:
What would it take for you personally to shift to (a) public transport, (b) alternative drives, (c) a smaller vehicle or two-wheelers, or (d) to cycling or walking?
What types of actions would you prioritise to turn a sustainable transport future, similar to the one outlined above, into reality? What could turn out to be “quick wins” in a local context or regionally/globally?
In Latin America, emissions from the transport sector are growing rapidly given increased car ownership and consequently rising oil consumption. Despite some movement towards e-mobility and improved fuel efficiency, fossil fuel subsidies still dominate. What set of measures could be taken to effectively reduce emissions from the predicted surge in car ownership?
What do you think are the implications of the recently emerged trend towards driving large SUVs for the assumptions made in many zero-carbon visions on the future of passenger transport, e.g. increased uptake of smaller and lighter vehicles? Can car owners be “educated” or encouraged to buy more efficient cars instead of status symbols?
Spatial planning and sustainable transport solutions go hand-in-hand, particularly in urban areas. What needs to happen (theoretically or from experience) to connect the transport and urban planning communities and come up with integrated approaches?
Long-haul trucks and shipping remain the main challenges for sustainable transport powered by RE. What do you see as the most promising pathways?
The keynote speaker gives a 15 min overview of the thematic context of this session. In the remaining time, the panelist’s respond to the questions posed by the moderator as well as discussion points from the audience.
Moderator: Mr. Plinio Nastari, CEO, DATA AGRO Consultancy, TBC
Other Panelists TBC