Transport Track of the Pre-Summit Stakeholders’ Workday


The World Bank, the World Resources Institute, and the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) are co-organizing a Transport Workday to be held on May 4 in Washington, DC, at The Mayflower Hotel. This Workday, ahead of the Climate Action 2016 Summit, aims to inform the transport discussions at the Summit.

At this May 4 Transport Workday, you will hear from and collaborate with an unparalleled group of leaders from government, business, cities, and civil society as they look into the future interaction of mobility and climate change. With the Paris Climate agreement as a backdrop, this meeting will discuss a global vision, a set of objectives, and a roadmap of action to transform the world’s mobility.

You and other participants will help lay the groundwork and set the strategic direction for global action on mobility. The ideas generated will be fed into the high-level discussions and agreements on sustainable mobility to be reached during the May 5–6 “Climate Action 2016” Summit

We look forward to welcoming you on May 4.

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A full agenda of the Climate Action 2016 Summit can be found here.



Below is the agenda for the Transport Workday on May 4, a pre-event of the Climate Action 2016 Summit, to be held at the Mayflower Hotel.

Address: 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast & Registration Mayflower Hotel 

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks 

Moderator: Ms. Melinda Crane, Chief Correspondent, Deutsche Welle TV, USA & Germany

  • Ms. Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

9:15 – 10.00 am Session 1: Paris, Sustainable Development Goals, and Other Global Commitments—Where Are We in Transport?

Speakers will discuss how today’s transport-relevant global commitments and targets could help structure a broader vision for sustainable mobility. The focus will be on objectives across the four pillars of sustainable development: universal access, efficiency, safety, and climate responsiveness—in a dynamic global economy.

Moderator: Melinda Crane


  • John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change Unit, The World Bank
  •  Amadou Oumarou, Director Transport, Urban Development & ICT Department, African Development Bank
  • Thomas C. Heller, Climate Policy Initiative Board Chair and Senior Strategic Advisor
  •  Ms. Magda Kopczynska, Director for Innovation and Sustainable Mobility, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

10.00 – 11.00 am Session 2A: From Vision to an Action Roadmap – Presentations Session

Learn about recent efforts to shape mobility in terms of global vision, quick wins, and long-term actions to decarbonize economies. Key stakeholders representing governments, cities, UN Secretary General’s High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, and the private sector will discuss these efforts and their roles.

Moderator: Melinda Crane


  • Mr. Pierre Guislain, Senior Director, Transport & ICT Global Practice, World Bank,  A Vision on Sustainable Mobility for All
  • Mr. Holger Dalkmann, Director Strategy and Global Policy, World Resources Institute. Reconciling the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement.
  • Mr. Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low-Carbon Transport. Top 10 Quick Wins to Transform Mobility.
  • Dr. Patrick Oliva, Senior VP, Sustainable Mobility and Energy Transition, Michelin. Macroeconomic Action Roadmap to Decarbonize Transport.

11.00 – 11:15 am Coffee Break I

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Session 2B:  From Vision to an Action Roadmap – Panel Session

Moderator: Melinda Crane


  • H.E. Sharon Dijksma, Minister of the Environment, Netherlands
  • Mr. Juan Costa, Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
  • Mr. Bernard Sheahan, Director Infrastructure, Internal Finance Corporation
  • Angie Fyfe, Executive Director at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, USA
  • Ms. Jane Hupe, Chief of the Environmental Unit International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Andrea Guerrero Garcia, Director for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Colombia

12:15 – 1:45 pm Keynote speech, Lunch sponsored by PPMC and WRI

1:45 – 3:00 pm Session 3:  Toward COP22: Time to Converge

To help prepare the ground for COP22, panelists will discuss progress on the transport commitments under the Lima-Paris Action Agenda and under their respective countries’ INDCs and map out how these efforts will contribute towards achieving a global vision on sustainable mobility.

Moderator: Melinda Crane


  •  Ms. Sylvie Lemmet, Director for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Lima-Paris Action Agenda Coordinator
  •  Mr. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)
  •  Mr. Alain Flausch, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  •  Ms. Sheila Watson, Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation
  •  Ms. Gunjan Parik, Director Transport Initiative, C40  Climate Leadership Program

3:00 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break II

3:15 – 5:00 pm Session 4:  How do we move forward?

An integrated view of vision and action roadmap to be carried to the Climate Action Summit will provide the basis for Panelists to discuss how they will support this direction.

Moderator: Melinda Crane

Closing remarks: Jose Luis Irigoyen, Director, Transport & ICT Unit, The World Bank


  •  Mary Crass, Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, International Transport Forum, OECD
  •  Ms. Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy for All Partnership
  • James Bruce, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, United Postal Service (UPS)

6:00 pm Reception: The Phillips Collection: (Entry with Summit Invite)

Please visit this webpage for updates on venue and agenda.

To attend the event, please registration and RSVP here.

For more information and registration, please contact:

Cornie Huizenga

or Patrick Oliva


May 04, 2016 - May 04, 2016


The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, United States of America


Contact Person:

Cornie Huizenga:

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