Transport policy and climate agenda (COP 21)

A Greens/EFA conference

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09:00-09:10 Welcome by Michael Cramer - TRANCommittee chair

09:10-09:30  KEY NOTE SPEECH: The impact of the different means of transport on our climate

Speaker: Mr Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Mainstreaming, Adaptation and Low Carbon Technology, DG CLIM European Commission

Illustrate political will to obtain a fair competitive balance between modes

09:30-10:30  Do we still underestimate the impact of the air sector on the atmosphere and greenhouse gas emissions?

Speaker: Dr Alice Bows-Larkin, Professor in Climate Science and Energy Policy 

Dr Manfred Treber, Senior Advisor Climate and Transport, Germanwatch

Moderation: Bas Eickhout

+ Discussion

Illustrate air sector impact on climate (consider all air transport emissions that have a climate impact)

 10:30-11:50Urban Mobility and Climate

SpeakerFrancois Bausch, Minister of Transport in Luxembourg and current President of the Transport Council of the EU

Prof. Pan Haixiao, Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University in Shanghai

Mr Philip Turner, Sustainable Development Manager, UITP

Moderation: Keith Taylor

+ Discussion

Discuss role of cities within target to reduce climate impact: bottom-up approach and best practise examples, sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs)

 11:50-12:15 Testing emissions from cars: lessons to be learned for the transport and climate debate on EU and international level

SpeakerDr Axel Friedrich, Expert on environmental issues and emissions in transport

+ Discussion

12:15-12:30 Conclusions by Karima Delli Greens/EFA -TRAN coordinator

12:30   drinks + sandwich lunch