The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national
The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.
The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, was an essential step to address climate change. It has the central goal of keeping global average temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The 2015 Paris Agreement marked a historic turning point. World leaders from across the globe clinched a new, universal agreement under the umbrella of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This December at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Poland, governments are set to agree the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement, thereby unleashing its full potential.
As of November 2018, 184 states and the European Union have joined the Agreement, which entered into force with record speed.
In September 2019, Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Climate Summit to bring world leaders of governments, the private sector and civil society together to support the multilateral process and to increase and accelerate climate action and ambition. He has named Luis Alfonso de Alba, a former Mexican diplomat, as his Special Envoy to lead its preparations. The Summit will focus on key sector where action can make the most difference—heavy industry, nature-based solutions, cities, energy, resilience, and climate finance. World leaders will report on what they are doing, and what more they intend to do when they convene in 2020 for the UN climate conference, where commitments will be renewed and may be increased.
All Day (Monday)
New York City, USA
What is Autonomy ? Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit is an annual event that brings innovators and policy makers
What is Autonomy ?
Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit is an annual event that brings innovators and policy makers together to change the way we move in cities. Autonomy is a Business to Business and Business to Government event that takes place over two days: Wednesday, 16th and Thursday, 17h October 2019 at La Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.
- The Urban Mobility Summit
- A curated exhibition area and test tracks
- A series of Industry Talks
- Pitching programs for startups and cities
- A matchmaking platform
- A networking party
How to participate?
ln our rapidly evolving mobility world, adapting is not good enough to avoid being disrupted. Autonomy operates at the intersection of media, startups, VCs, cities, transportation and technology. This unique positioning enables our team based in Paris to help companies succeed in the new mobility space.
Our exhibitor and partner packages are designed for companies wanting to communicate their message to audiences and develop their business before, during and after the Autonomy event.
october 16 (Wednesday) - 17 (Thursday)
Autonomyhello@autonomy.paris 3 Passage Saint-Pierre Amelot, 75011 Paris
Regional EST Forum was established in 2005 with the view to: Facilitate high-level policy dialogues on environment and transport issues on a regular basis; Provide a strategic and knowledge platform
Regional EST Forum was established in 2005 with the view to:
- Facilitate high-level policy dialogues on environment and transport issues on a regular basis;
- Provide a strategic and knowledge platform for sharing experiences & disseminating among Asian countries best practices, tools, technologies, policy instruments, in response to various issues concerning EST;
- Provide a platform for discussion on specific issues of concern through expert group meetings, policy consultations;
- Provide a platform for interagency coordination both at national and international level to efficiently address the environment and transport issues.
The Regional EST Forum provides a strategic platform between the governments and the selected experts who meet periodically to discuss various EST related issues and share best practices/experiences. The experts of the Forum provide strategic guidance to the participating countries in the relevant EST areas, including the formulation of national EST strategies.
All Day (Tuesday)
The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)firstname.lastname@example.org Nagono 1-47-1, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001, JAPAN
The XXVIth World Road Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 6 to 10 October 2019. This Congress will focus on "Connecting Cultures - Enabling Economies". The event will host 150 presentations with more than 50 workshops
The XXVIth World Road Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 6 to 10 October 2019.
This Congress will focus on “Connecting Cultures – Enabling Economies”.
The event will host 150 presentations with more than 50 workshops and sessions. This event will bring together many ministers and deputy ministers from the 121-member countries and more than 5,000 delegates from more than 100 countries, with a total of more than 8,000 participants. The Congress will be accompanied by a large exhibition with nearly 200 exhibitors and nearly 20,000 visitors. It will be part of the already long history of World Road Congress, begun in 1908 in Paris.
This PIARC Congress will be a unique opportunity to present numerous technical results and best practices in all areas related to road and road transport. It is aimed at all stakeholders from around the world, from both the public and private sectors, who can meet to present and discuss new approaches and solutions and share their experiences.
Detailed description of the Congress topics, download the pdf file!
october 6 (Sunday) - 10 (Thursday)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
World Road Association (PIARC)email@example.com La Grande Arche, Paroi Sud - 5ième étage, F-92055 La Défense cedex, FRANCE
20th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities The City of Rotterdam is delighted to be hosting the 20th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in
20th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities
The City of Rotterdam is delighted to be hosting the 20th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in partnership with Walk21 in 2019.
Over the last ten years the City has transformed the centre into a City Lounge – encouraging people to meet, stay and enjoy Rotterdam – by reallocating road and parking space, slowing traffic speeds and investing in quality public space at an impressive scale. The results are transformative, well worth seeing, and have delivered measurable increases in footfall, dwell time, happiness and health. They are an inspiration to anyone aspiring to similar benefits.
As the city continues to grow, public space is coming under increasing pressure, creating both an opportunity and a sense of urgency to translate the ambition of a walkable neighbourhood network. Challenging traditional car mobility, repurposing existing infrastructure and integrating walking with cycling and public transport is helping translate the vision into citywide gains.
Rotterdam’s vision, supported by a new National Walking Agenda, and the parallel achievements in other Dutch cities make a compelling package for politicians and professionals from around the world to experience the practical and visionary ways walking can be used as an accelerator for more equitable, healthy and smarter places.
1 Putting Pedestrians First delivers a city for everyone
Everybody is a pedestrian! Creating safe and attractive streets for children, women and elderly people first, deliver a public benefit for everyone. We are looking forward to receiving examples of plans, designs and schemes that have embraced diversity, engaged communities and supported the creation of walkable cities.
Key words: inclusivity, social cohesion, accessible, diversity, gender, ethnicity, all ages, happiness, sustainable safety, vision zero, civic engagement.
2 Putting Pedestrians First delivers a healthy city
There is a changing focus on active mobility (including access to public transport) and outdoor spaces that are inviting to walk or exercise in, which can improve people’s health and well-being. ‘Clean air, dry feet and lower energy bills’ are Climate Change promises at the centre of a pact between politicians and citizens in Rotterdam. We are looking forward to examples of integrated, people focused approaches that have embraced climate change, improved health and well-being, reduced carbon or changed behaviour by putting pedestrians first.
Key words: exercise, sports, recreation, green, nature, physical well-being, mental well-being, active mobility, cycling, public transport, sustainability, climate adaptation, clean air, resilience.
3 Putting Pedestrians First delivers a smart city on a human scale
The future city needs to be able to adapt to transitions with smart urban design and new mobility solutions. Measuring walking and walkability and integrating walking into traffic /transport management tools (e.g. modelling) and decision making, can assure a smart city will always be designed on a human level. We are looking forward to examples of evidence, tools, measures and systems that have delivered more walking or better walkability.
Key words: smart, human, data, data driven urban design, measuring walking, future, mobility lab, business case for walking, traffic management, modelling, urban mobility indicators
On Wednesday, in parallel with Walk21, a National congress – in Dutch – will also take place. This aims to build on the momentum gained over the last two years through the National Voetgangerscongres, for walking in the Netherlands.
october 7 (Monday) - 11 (Friday)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Walk21 Walk21, 24 Moorend,Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL530HD, United Kingdom
Save the Date! Welcome to the 2019 International Urban Freight Conference. I-NUF was established in 2006 and is held every two years. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the
Save the Date!
Welcome to the 2019 International Urban Freight Conference. I-NUF was established in 2006 and is held every two years. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the purpose of I-NUF is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary research on all aspects of urban freight. It draws participants from around the world representing the research community, the private sector, and government.
Urban freight is a growing area of research. As the population becomes increasingly urbanized, cities become larger and more dense; transport demands of both passengers and freight become more challenging to manage. When population and economic activity are concentrated, the externalities of freight–air pollution, noise, traffic congestion–affect more people. At the same time, some of the solutions that solve passenger transport problems, such as more use of non-motorized modes or alternative fuel vehicles, are much more difficult to apply to freight transport. Cities have historically been centers of trade, and globalization has reinforced this role. The largest ports, airports, and trade centers are located in cities, adding another dimension to urban freight. Finally, freight accounts for a substantial share of all transport sector GHG emissions. Developing ways to reduce these emissions is critical, whether through better managing freight demand, more efficient freight flows, new vehicle technologies, or other strategies.
Conference details will be updated soon.
october 16 (Wednesday) - 18 (Friday)
The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 11-22 November 2019. As decided at the conclusion of COP 24,
The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 11-22 November 2019.
As decided at the conclusion of COP 24, COP 25 will take place in Chile, with a pre-COP meeting taking place in Costa Rica.
november 11 (Monday) - 22 (Friday)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)firstname.lastname@example.org UNFCCC secretariat, UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn Germany
The annual Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is a flagship event held under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The event
The annual Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is a flagship event held under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The event is inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs. The genesis of UMI is from the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP), which lays a very strong emphasis on building capabilities at the State and city level to address the problems associated with urban transport and undertake the task of developing sustainable urban transport systems. The event essentially has four components as below:
The primary objective of the conference is to disseminate information to the cities, whose officials attend the conference, and to help them keep up-to-date with best urban transport practices. The conference provides an opportunity for key decision makers and delegates to interact with other professionals, experts, academia, industry, civil society, technology, services providers and other stake holders in Urban Transport both domestic and international so that the delegates can carry home ideas to develop their urban transport along a sustainable path. It is also a forum to discuss key issues relevant to the sector and suggest measures to address them.
The expo is a special feature of UMI to disseminate and showcase the latest developments in urban transport technology and systems, implementation of best transport projects, propagation of innovative ideas, good urban transport initiatives and practices in the field. The best two exhibitors are selected by a jury for award.
The symposium provides a platform to highlight the current research carried out by academia and research institutes in urban transport, especially by young researchers pursuing post graduation or Ph.D. programs. The best three research projects are selected by a jury for award.
Awards for Excellence in Urban Transport
Awards are also presented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to best urban transport projects / initiatives selected by an Award Selection Committee in the following six categories:
- Best Non-motorized project
- Best city bus service project
- Best urban Mass transit project
- Best intelligent transport system
- Best initiative on improved road safety
- Best city in urban transport initiative
november 15 (Friday) - 17 (Sunday)