Special Session: Transport and Mobility


This Special Session will highlight the need for an integrated perspective on sustainable urban mobility in implementing and tracking actions necessary to deliver on the transport related objectives of the New Urban Aganda. The event will  discuss steps towards implementation, including concept development and pilot projects, as well as enabling finance and policy options. The objective is to show the broad contribution of urban mobility to  the New Urban Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement.

Tuesday 18th October 2016

8.00 – 8.05                  Welcome & Opening (tbc – Andre Dzikus?)

8:05 – 9.00                  Urban Mobility and the New Urban Agenda 

(moderated by Oliver Lah, Wuppertal Institute of Climate Energy and Environment)

8:05 – 8:35 The role of transport and mobility in delivering on the New Urban Agenda

City, industry and public transport perspectives on the way towards a multi-sector implementation plan that delivers on the New Urban Agenda. (5 minutes each)

  • Boris Cordova, Minister of Transport of Ecuador
  • Stella Li, Senior Vice President of BYD group and President of BYD America
  • Minister José Tonato, Minister of the living environment and sustainable development, Benin
  • Jean Todt President, FIA and SG’s Special Envoy for Road Safety
  • Roland Reis, Mayor of Strasbourg, France

8:35 – 9:00 Programs, networks, local action on, and tracking of, sustainable urban mobility that deliver on the New Urban Agenda   

Pecha Kucha style presentations on each initiative, focusing on the potential contribution to the Quito Implementation Plan (5 minutes each)

  • Jean-Francois Gangne International Energy Agency (IEA), Energy Technology Perspectives
  • Aimee Aguilar Jaber, International Transport Forum (ITF), Decarbonizing Transport & Safer City Streets
  • Oleg Kamberski, Head Passenger Transport, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • Arturo Ardila Gomez, Lead Transport and ICT, World Bank

9.00 – 9.10      Intervention by Peatonito (“The Pedestrian Revolution”)  

9.10 – 09:40    Urban mobility in action   

Panel discussion on Urban Mobility and the Quito Implementation Plan (Moderated by Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General SloCaT (Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport) (5 minutes each)

  • Tania Roediger-Vorwerk, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Jan Vapaavuori, VP European Investment Bank
  • Maria Neira, WHO, Director Public Health and Environment Department
  • May Obiri Yeboah, Executive Director, National Road Safety Commission, Ghana
  • Silvia Castro, President and Rector, Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

9.40 – 9.50      Recommendations on the Way Forward on Sustainable Urban Mobility in the New Urban Agenda  

9.50 – 10.00    Q&A and Conclusion







October 18, 2016 - October 18, 2016


8:00 am - 10:00 am


Room 16-Teatro Demetrio Aguilera Casa De La Cultura


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