Pathways for sustainable mobility for the cities of the future

Two days of interactive thematic sessions @ G-STIC 2017

Pathways for sustainable mobility for the cities of the future

Transport plays a key role in delivering on the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. While providing essential services to society and economy, transport is also an important part of the economy and it is at the core of a number of major sustainability challenges, in particular climate change, air quality, safety, energy security and efficiency in the use of resources. Electric mobility solutions are a key element in this, but needs to be integrated in a wider concept for sustainable mobility to deliver on climate change mitigation targets and on opportunities for contributions to wider sustainable development objectives.

The Urban Electric Mobility session the G-STIC 2017 conference will focus on the role of electric mobility solutions for different modes of transport in a wider sustainable development context. Innovative solutions from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America will be presented and participants will jointly co-create a position paper addressing questions such as:

  • What policies are needed at the local and national level to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon pathway for transport?
  • What are the common challenges of cities and where are the differences and what are the key criteria for transferability?
  • What is the role of technology in the transition towards sustainable urban mobility?
  • How can transport and energy sectors be integrated and interlinked to mutually reinforce the decarbonisation in these sectors?
  • What are the socio-economic, political and institutional issues that help or hinder in the implementation of low-carbon mobility solutions?

What’s in it for you

Be part of the dialogue with mobility experts, representatives from local and national governments and international organisation.

G-STIC 2017 offers a unique chance for high-level interaction with industry representatives, researchers, socio-economic actors and policy-makers. The seven sessions will include contributions from renowned speakers such as:

  • Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, India
  • Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-Habitat
  • Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi, Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Human Settlements, Bhutan (tbc)
  • Patrick Mercier-Handisyde, European Commission
  • Rogerio Carvalho Silva, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
  • Rajan Chedambath, Director CHED, Cochin Municipal Corporation (India)
  • Philippe Crist, Administrator, International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • Lewis Fulton, Director STEPS, University of California, Davis (US)
  • Kamal K. Gounder, Budget and Planning, Ministry of Economy, Fiji
  • Mael Martinie, Mobilize Your Cities
  • Francisco Boshell, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation (UK)
  • Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services, UN-Habitat
  • Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, Polis City Network