EcoMobility sessions 2017@COP23

10, 11 and 15 November 2017

Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Maintaining the momentum of the 2015 Paris Agreement, cities make continuous efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector. Priority areas for action to address the transforming transportation landscape at a local level include new service models, technologies, integration mechanisms, policy frameworks, safety, and financing. The EcoMobility Alliance will be hosting two sessions at the focusing on cities and sustainable transport in November 2017 at the Cities & Region Pavilion. The Pavilion is the home base for local and regional governments at COP23, with a diverse program throughout 6-17 November 2017; the Pavilion offers a space for events, exchanges, meetings and partnership building.

The two sessions will highlight innovation in sustainable urban mobility and encourage the support of local, regional, and national governments under the SDGs. The goal is to share data, knowledge and successful examples of new mobility initiatives in cities. Each session will demonstrate and inspire how to advance implementation of innovative sustainable urban transport systems to reduce personal motorisation, improve the quality of life, environment, and economy. In addition, the session will discuss the review of “mobility” in SDGs and NDCs and will provide a convening opportunity in COP23 for urban mobility.

Strengthening EcoMobility through cooperation (objectives)
The main purpose of the EcoMobility and Climate is to bring ambitious cities together to collectively deliberate on ecomobility and find ways forward to implement ecomobility in cities. The event will also create interactions with representatives of national governments and discussions about cooperation among national, regional and local governments, as well as with progressive private sector and civil society players, with the goal of sustainable urban development planning and implementation.

Programme

Low carbon transport: moving people and goods, not vehicles

Friday November 10th, 2017

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Venue: Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Language: English

The transportation of both people and goods in urban environments is an essential aspect of cities but also a large and growing contributor to GHG emissions. The transport sector contributes 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 18% of all man-made emissions. The session will highlight EcoMobility and EcoLogistics as priority areas for local and national governments by raising awareness, collecting and developing policies, action plans, recommendations and guide pioneering cities to exemplary action.

Road transport (incl. freight) is responsible for around 74% of all transport emissions. The mitigation potential that low carbon urban freight policies and practices for freight transport (EcoLogistics) can contribute to climate change is high.  But often, local capacities to act are low. Options exist, from strengthening pedal driven vehicles for inner-city distribution to switching fuels, planning new distribution centres and limiting the enormous growth rate for freight. Promoting cleaner and efficient vehicles for freight delivery is one viable alternative to low-quality diesel-powered freight vehicles.

Program  
14:50 –15:00 Refreshments
15:00 –15:15

 

Welcome by moderator – Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI

Introduction

Transport emissions overview – Mark Major , Senior Advisor, Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)  (10 min)

15:15 – 16:20

 

Mitigating transport emissions through low carbon mobility and freight

Low carbon mobility in Melbourne – Amanda Stone, Mayor, City of Yarra, Australia (10 min)

EcoMobility strategies in KaohsiungChing-Fu Chen. Director-General, Transportation Bureau. Kaohsiung City Government (10 min)

Low carbon mobility in Leipzig Torben Heinemann , Head of Transport Department, Leipzig, Germany  (10 min)

Low carbon mobility in Buenos Aires Juan Bautista Filgueira Risso, President EPA, Buenos Aires, Argentina  (TBC)

Santa Monica –Pam O’ Connor Council Member City of Santa Monica, CA (TBC)

Discussion – Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI (10 min)

EcoLogistics : Low carbon freight for sustainable cities (project launch)

Supporting low carbon transportation through the International Climate Initiative Petra Bollich, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) (5 min)

Low carbon urban freight Sophie Punte, Smart Freight Centre, Netherlands (10 min)

EcoLogistics in Indian and Latin-American model cities Itzel Obregon, EcoMobility Officer, ICLEI  (10 min)

16:20 – 16:30 Session conclusion – Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI
19:00 – 22:00 Clean mobility reception (by invitation only)

DHL towers, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany

ICLEI COP23 Announcements

Saturday November 11th, 2017

Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Venue: Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Language: English

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility

Wednesday November 15th, 2017

Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Venue: Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Language: English

Our cities are experiencing unprecedented changes in transportation that are driven by social, economic and technical trends. As city leaders, it is our responsibility to guide these changes to ensure that accessible, connected, affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility options are being integrated into our existing and future communities. The Kaohsiung Strategies on the future of urban mobility adopted in October 2017 shall inspire local governments to transforming their transportation systems and mobility patterns towards reduced automobile dependency and towards becoming more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered.

The Kaohsiung Strategies strengthen ecomobile solutions; walking, cycling, public transport, shared mobility and their interconnectivity as backbone of urban mobility in the future. The Kaohsiung Strategies equally call for a dedicated debate on emerging trends and new technologies, subsidies and bans including their opportunities, challenges and treats. They also present ICLEI’s translation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda into local mobility policies and shall bring a strong message on urban mobility and climate to the UN Climate Conference COP 23.

Program  
13:20 –13:30 Refreshments
13:30 –13:45

 

Welcome by moderator

Santhosh Kodukula, Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany 

Ching-Fu Chen. Director-General, Transportation Bureau. Kaohsiung City Government

13:45 – 14:45

 

Strategies to drive our future cities

Transforming urban mobility – a global perspective  Holger Dalkmann, Co-Chair of SloCat, Germany (10 min)

Urban mobility of the future in British Columbia George Heyman, Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Government of British Columbia, Canada (10 min)

Urban mobility of the future in Marseille Jean-Charles Lardic, General Civil Engineer, Deputy Head Management of Services and Chief Executive Officer of Forward Planning, Marseille, France (10 min)

Urban mobility of the future in Turku – Risto Veivo, Development Manager, Central Administration of the City of Turku, Finland  (10 min)

The Impact of the Kaohsiung Strategies – from Active Mobility to Fusion Mobility – Manfred Neun, President of ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) and WCA (World Cycling Alliance) (10 min)

3 Revolutions (3R) scenario – Ramón J. Cruz, International Policy Program Director, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (10 min)

14:45 – 15:00 Discussion and conclusion Santhosh Kodukula, Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany (15 min)
+ 10 November

Low carbon transport: moving people and goods, not vehicles

Friday November 10th, 2017

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Venue: Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Language: English

The transportation of both people and goods in urban environments is an essential aspect of cities but also a large and growing contributor to GHG emissions. The transport sector contributes 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 18% of all man-made emissions. The session will highlight EcoMobility and EcoLogistics as priority areas for local and national governments by raising awareness, collecting and developing policies, action plans, recommendations and guide pioneering cities to exemplary action.

Road transport (incl. freight) is responsible for around 74% of all transport emissions. The mitigation potential that low carbon urban freight policies and practices for freight transport (EcoLogistics) can contribute to climate change is high.  But often, local capacities to act are low. Options exist, from strengthening pedal driven vehicles for inner-city distribution to switching fuels, planning new distribution centres and limiting the enormous growth rate for freight. Promoting cleaner and efficient vehicles for freight delivery is one viable alternative to low-quality diesel-powered freight vehicles.

Program  
14:50 –15:00 Refreshments
15:00 –15:15

 

Welcome by moderator – Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI

Introduction

Transport emissions overview – Mark Major , Senior Advisor, Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)  (10 min)

15:15 – 16:20

 

Mitigating transport emissions through low carbon mobility and freight

Low carbon mobility in Melbourne – Amanda Stone, Mayor, City of Yarra, Australia (10 min)

EcoMobility strategies in KaohsiungChing-Fu Chen. Director-General, Transportation Bureau. Kaohsiung City Government (10 min)

Low carbon mobility in Leipzig Torben Heinemann , Head of Transport Department, Leipzig, Germany  (10 min)

Low carbon mobility in Buenos Aires Juan Bautista Filgueira Risso, President EPA, Buenos Aires, Argentina  (TBC)

Santa Monica –Pam O’ Connor Council Member City of Santa Monica, CA (TBC)

Discussion – Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI (10 min)

EcoLogistics : Low carbon freight for sustainable cities (project launch)

Supporting low carbon transportation through the International Climate Initiative Petra Bollich, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) (5 min)

Low carbon urban freight Sophie Punte, Smart Freight Centre, Netherlands (10 min)

EcoLogistics in Indian and Latin-American model cities Itzel Obregon, EcoMobility Officer, ICLEI  (10 min)

16:20 – 16:30 Session conclusion – Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI
19:00 – 22:00 Clean mobility reception (by invitation only)

DHL towers, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany

+ 11 November

ICLEI COP23 Announcements

Saturday November 11th, 2017

Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Venue: Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Language: English

+ 15 November

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility

Wednesday November 15th, 2017

Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Venue: Cities & Regions Pavilion 2017, Bonn Zone, COP23, Bonn, Germany

Language: English

Our cities are experiencing unprecedented changes in transportation that are driven by social, economic and technical trends. As city leaders, it is our responsibility to guide these changes to ensure that accessible, connected, affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility options are being integrated into our existing and future communities. The Kaohsiung Strategies on the future of urban mobility adopted in October 2017 shall inspire local governments to transforming their transportation systems and mobility patterns towards reduced automobile dependency and towards becoming more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered.

The Kaohsiung Strategies strengthen ecomobile solutions; walking, cycling, public transport, shared mobility and their interconnectivity as backbone of urban mobility in the future. The Kaohsiung Strategies equally call for a dedicated debate on emerging trends and new technologies, subsidies and bans including their opportunities, challenges and treats. They also present ICLEI’s translation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda into local mobility policies and shall bring a strong message on urban mobility and climate to the UN Climate Conference COP 23.

Program  
13:20 –13:30 Refreshments
13:30 –13:45

 

Welcome by moderator

Santhosh Kodukula, Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany 

Ching-Fu Chen. Director-General, Transportation Bureau. Kaohsiung City Government

13:45 – 14:45

 

Strategies to drive our future cities

Transforming urban mobility – a global perspective  Holger Dalkmann, Co-Chair of SloCat, Germany (10 min)

Urban mobility of the future in British Columbia George Heyman, Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Government of British Columbia, Canada (10 min)

Urban mobility of the future in Marseille Jean-Charles Lardic, General Civil Engineer, Deputy Head Management of Services and Chief Executive Officer of Forward Planning, Marseille, France (10 min)

Urban mobility of the future in Turku – Risto Veivo, Development Manager, Central Administration of the City of Turku, Finland  (10 min)

The Impact of the Kaohsiung Strategies – from Active Mobility to Fusion Mobility – Manfred Neun, President of ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) and WCA (World Cycling Alliance) (10 min)

3 Revolutions (3R) scenario – Ramón J. Cruz, International Policy Program Director, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (10 min)

14:45 – 15:00 Discussion and conclusion Santhosh Kodukula, Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany (15 min)

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Registration
Please note that the access to the Bonn Zone is only possible with UNFCCC COP23 accreditation. More than 250+ political leaders at all levels from 60 countries and approximately 1000 participants have expressed their interest to join the Summit.

Knowledge partners: Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Smart Freight Centre (SFC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and Wuppertal Institute

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About the Alliance

The EcoMobility Alliance is a group of ambitious cities that have achieved results in certain dimensions of sustainable mobility, and are striving to reach similar results in other EcoMobility fields. These cities aim to achieve world class excellence in EcoMobility.