Transport Day 2018 – Urban mobility solutions to tackle climate change

Transport Day Organizers

Thursday, 6 December 2018
Katowice, Poland


Meeting venue

The Transport Day will take place at “Miejski Dom Kultury”, ul. Markiefki 44a, 40-213 Katowice. It is located about 10-15 min. walk from the COP24 congress centre (“Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe”). Please refer to the map below for directions:





The Transport Day requires a registration. Please fill in the form on the official registration page on Polis.

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About the event

Transport is currently responsible for about one fifth of the global CO2 emissions and nearly a third of transport-related CO2 emissions originate from urban passenger transport. Transport also contributes with at least half to the air pollution in cities, seriously affecting the health of its inhabitants. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change fully recognises the importance of non-State actors in implementing the agreement. City-level activities in the transport sector are becoming increasingly important, especially due to the multiple benefits of urban mobility action, reducing CO2 while at the same time improving air quality, tackling congestion, quality of life, traffic safety and improving public health.

cop24_transportday2018After a one-year break, we are very pleased to bring back Transport Day at COP24. This year’s Transport Day will highlight the strong role of cities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality by implementing measures in the transport sector. It will showcase best practice examples from around the globe, with a range of presentation from various EU cities involved in the European Commission-funded CIVITAS Initiative. CIVITAS brings over 15 years of testing integrated packages of policies and measures to address transport, energy and environmental objectives. Importantly, the event will address how national governments can support the potential of cities through framing activities for successful sustainable urban mobility action (e.g. national legislation, common planning tools, empowering cities, funding to cities). Ultimately the event should lead to the improved treatment of urban mobility in the Nationally Determined Contributions being developed by States in 2019 and submitted to the UNFCCC in 2020.

Over the last years the transport sector already has made considerable progress in mobilizing action amongst non-state actors on transport and climate change, especially through the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC). PPMC is a joint initiative of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the largest multi-stakeholder partnership on sustainable transport and Movin’On by Michelin. The PPMC, created in 2015 prior to COP21 has helped in developing the knowledge base on transport and climate change, mobilize unprecedented action by non-state actors through the mobilization of initially 15, now 22 major initiatives on transport and climate change. PPMC brings extensive knowledge and vision to decarbonizing transport through the development of a Global Macro-Roadmap: An Actionable Vision for Transport Decarbonization.

This Transport Day is jointly organized by the European Commission’s CIVITAS Initiative, SLoCaT on behalf of the PPMC, and is hosted and supported by the City of Katowice.




This is the current draft program and subject to change. More speakers and topics will be added soon.

Transport Day at COP24
09:00-09:40 OPENING SESSION Moderation: Karen Vancluysen, Polis
09:00 Welcome N.N., City of Katowice
09:05 Introduction Karen Vancluysen, Polis
09:10 Decarbonising Transport – Vision Zero Towards 2050 Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
09:30 Framework conditions for sustainable urban transport Susanne Böhler-Baedeker, Rupprecht Consult


1 – How CIVITAS supports cities’ sustainable urban mobility endeavours – The CIVITAS Tool Inventory and the CIVITAS Learning Centre
2 – Decarbonization Toolbox

Marcel Braun, Rupprecht Consult
Michelin/ IDDRI

From Global Promises to Local Action: How to link the implementation of NDCs to the decarbonization of urban transport

  • Nguyen Thanh Hang, Ministry of Transport, Vietnam
  • Tomasz Chruszczow, COP24 Special Envoy for Climate Change (tbc)
Moderator: Paulina Potemski, Deputy Head of the Climate and Energy Unit, French Ministry for an Ecological and Solidarity-based Transition (MTES)
11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
Breakout Session 1A: Electrification of Public Transport

  • UNFCCC Partnership Agreement and Talanoa Dialogue
  • Presentation on Poland’s Electromobility Development Plan
  • Presentation on the integration of 130 electric buses into the Warsaw public transport network
  • E-mobility in action – examples from the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative
Moderator: Artur Perchel, UITP


Philip Turner, UITP

Oliver Lah, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Breakout Session 1B: Financing Transformation & Low Carbon Mobility Led by SLoCaT and Islamic Development Bank
Breakout Session 1C: Adaptation: Adapting to new climate in transport sector Led by UIC & PIANC & John Dora Consulting Limited
12:45-13:45 LUNCH BREAK
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans


  • Maria Perkuszewska, Head of Innovative and Sustainable Mobility Division of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Alicja Pawłowska , City of Gdynia
  • Maël Martinie, MobiliseYourCity Partnership
  • Marcelo Amaral, Nossa BH, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Discussion moderated by Siegfried Rupprecht, Rupprecht Consult
Breakout Session 2A: Climate Action in Urban Transport

  • TUMI: Scaling up transformative urban mobility in its 2nd year
  • MobiliseYourCity Partnership: Introducing a GHG-emission quantification & targeting tool for urban transport
Led by TUMI and MobiliseYourCity Partnership


Daniel Moser, TUMI Management Head

Markus Delfs, MobiliseYourCity Partnership

Marie Jamet, IFEU institute

Breakout Session 2B: Innovations in Low Carbon Transport Led by Alstom
Breakout Session 2C:  Walking & Cycling

  • “Walking for life” – Norway’s National Walking Strategy
  • France’s national cycling policy
  • Building a case for active travel – The assessment of CO2 reductions of walking and cycling measures in Lisbon using the FLOW impact assessment tool
  • Boosting active travel and improving air quality through Gent’s new circulation plan
Moderator: Marcel Braun, Rupprecht Consult


Liv Rakel Øvstedal, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Sylvie Banoun, Ministry for Environment, Energy and the Sea, France

Pedro Gouveia, City of Lisbon

Daan Pelckmans, City of Gent

16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-17:00 REPORTING BACK FROM BREAKOUT SESSIONS Session moderators
Transport and Climate Change Key Messages for UNFCCC Process and the Way Forward

  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Director-General, Global Issues—Sector Policies and Programmes, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Yeom Tae-Young, Mayor of Suwon, South Korea
Discussion moderated by Maruxa Cardama, SLoCaT




Transfer to cocktail reception (hosted by the City of Katowice) by hydrogen-powered bus

Venue: Pałac Goldsteinów (Goldstein Palace), pl. Wolności 12a