DRAFT PROGRAM TRANSPORT DAY – MARRAKECH CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE 2016
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Date: Sunday 13th November
Venue: The Es Saadi Gardens Resort and Palace which is centrally located in Marrakech, 2km from the venue of COP22 (see map)
Objectives of the Transport Day Marrakesh
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8:30 – 09:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Opening session
9:15 – 10:15 Plenary session (P1): Transport in a Low Carbon World
This will present the emerging understanding within the transport and climate change community of the transformation required from the transport – to decarbonization its emissions to achieve a 1.5/2DS and will present and discuss pathways towards decarbonization through medium-long term action (Global Roadmap) and short term action (Quick-Wins). The session will also position these efforts by the transport sector vis-à-vis the follow-up mechanisms in the COP21 decision such as global stocktake, next generation NDCs, Low Emission Development Scenarios;
Moderator: Clayton Lane, CEO, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Breakout Sessions #1
Session 1A – Transport adaptation and resilience
Adaptation has perhaps been the ‘poor relation’ in terms of global focus and activity despite commitments made at COP 21. Why is this? Is it the lack of finance, how to dealing with uncertainty, the need for decision support tools, standards and the like? Or is it that some are less than willing or don’t have capacity to understand all this? There are however some excellent examples of transport adaptation initiatives across the globe.
This session will help transport organisations to ‘up their game’ and will include presentations from world-leading experts on:
Moderator: Nick Craven, Manager of Unit – Sustainable Development, International Union of Railways
Session 1B – Multimodality: converging paths towards low carbon cities
Urban transport accounts for 50% of transport-related GHG emissions and these emissions are expected to rise in the next decades, together with the increase in urban population. In (very) fast growing developing cities, the challenge consists in limiting the expected increase in emissions in a context where individual motorization rates rise faster, together with the rise in economic development. Developed cities, on the other hand aim for a drastic reduction in urban transport related emissions. This breakout session aims to present, through various examples and initiatives, from both the developed and developing world, how the integration of the different modal options helps to optimize mobility whilst reducing the environmental impact of transport, and will showcase best practices.
Moderator: Maël Martinie, CODATU
Session 1C – Making freight transport fit for a low-carbon future
Achieving low-carbon freight transport systems is essential for the realization of a sustainable development path. It is increasingly recognized that various measures could help improve the carbon footprint of freight transport and enhance its sustainability. These include, among others, reducing transport and emission intensities, optimizing supply chain structures, shifting to greener modes of transport, improving fuel efficiency and increasing vehicle utilization. Against this background, the session will consider: best practices in terms of green freight and low-carbon solutions that could be applied in the freight transport sector the role of policy makers/regulators and industry players in enabling low-carbon freight transport potential tools and financing solutions that could support low-carbon freight transport projects and initiatives.
Helena Molin Valdes, Head, Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat, UNEP
Session 1D – Fuel Economy
The Fuel Economy session will update attendees on the current state of fuel economy globally; to offer insights into the work the organisers are doing on the issues and to hear from global/regional experts and practitioners
12:00 – 13:15 Breakout Sessions #2
Session 2A – Looking at climate change and transport from new perspectives
Climate change affects everyone differently and the understanding of its impact on women is underdeveloped. All over the world women are more likely to have the primary responsibility for family care, the provision of food and for caring for children, the elderly and those who are sick. In this respect, women need to access energy for cooking, transport and water on a daily basis to fulfil these activities. As these tasks become more challenging with increased climate extremes and changes in weather patterns there will be a detrimental effect on families in both urban and rural communities. This breakout session will bring new perspectives on climate change and sustainable transport, bringing into focus the gender aspect of climate change, that need particular attention especially in Africa.
Moderator: Heather Allen, Outreach Consultant, Climate and Gender Expert (Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership SLoCaT)
Session 2B – Modelling of very low Carbon Transport Pathways
The commitments under the Paris agreement call for development of targets and strategies to achieve very low CO2 emissions futures consistent with a 2 or even 1.5 degree climatic temperature increase. What does this mean for transport? This session will include a range of transportation modelers presenting relevant work and insights, and a discussion of key issues, including likely targets for transport, how this may vary by country, and the kinds of policies that will be needed to achieve very low CO2 transportation targets.
Moderator: Lew Fulton, STEPS Director, UC Davis, California, USA
Session 2C – Electric Mobility and the Energy-Transport Nexus: Identifying strategic partnerships for clean, efficient mobility
Electric mobility is advancing in the urban transportation sector, in large part because of local pollution issues and a growing number of city-level sustainability issues. Electric mobility is a means of integrating electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the transport sector. It offers major potential for business, for the environment and for society at large and delivers the possibility of zero-carbon mobility, making it an essential part of any energy and climate reform. The use of renewables can also address energy supply security issues as well as energy access issues in developing countries. This session will look at sectoral drivers in the transport and renewable energy sector and identify opportunities for strategic partnerships. Experts from the two sectors will outline the motivation to engage with the other sector. A panel discussion will look at how joint planning can increase the uptake of clean energy and ensure efficiency in the urban transportation system.
Moderator: Carel Snyman, SANEDI Energy and Transport
Session 2D – Towards implementing the Paris Agreement in the transport sector: Linking NDCs and NAMAs
The session is split in two parts: The first part discusses early lessons learned from NAMA preparation and implementation, as well as how these NAMAs currently integrate with their countries’ NDCs; to what extent NAMAs are reflected in NDCs or not.
The second part then reflects the lessons learned in NAMAs and looks ahead with a discussion on challenges and opportunities of sectoral integration in NDCs. A set of hypotheses will be presented and discussed with the panel and audience to gather experiences from all participants.
Moderator: Urda Eichhorst, Advisor, GIZ, Germany
Co-Moderator: Laurence Blandford, Director, International Policy Analysis, Center for Clean Air
Session 2E – Low Carbon Transport in Africa
The continued rapid growth of cities in Africa is resulting in acute housing shortages, traffic congestion, and uncontrolled peri-urban sprawl. Long-term impacts of these trends include not only rising greenhouse gas emissions, but also growing inequality, toxic levels of local air pollution, and increasing road collisions. Rapid scale-up of sustainable transport is critical to the future of African cities, which are expected to add over 300 million residents over the next 15 years. Low-carbon transport interventions in the continent will need to expand affordable mobility options, ensuring that all residents have access to dignified, well-managed facilities. The panel will explore the institutional and financial reforms needed to jumpstart sustainable transport initiatives. It will also explore opportunities for partnerships that can help advance the sustainable transport agenda in urban Africa
Moderator: Chris Kost, Director, ITDP Africa Office
13.15 – 14.15: Lunch
14:15 – 14:45 Reporting Back from Breakout Sessions
[2 minutes report back from each of the 10 breakout sessions]
14.45 – 15.45 Plenary session: Action on Sustainable low carbon transport in Africa session:
Africa is a rapidly changing continent and this session will outline and discuss strategies how Africa can link its transport developmental efforts with sound climate change management, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation. The outcomes of the session are expected to help facilitate the development of a regional strategy on low carbon development of the transport sector in Africa
Moderator: Heather Allen, Gender and Transport Expert, Outreach Consultant, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
15:45–16:15 Coffee Break
16.15 – 16:45 Pecha Kucha Session (one slide, 3 minutes)
16:45 – 18:00 Plenary Session – Taking low carbon transport beyond the UNFCCC process.
The Paris Agreement is of immense value to the transport sector and the transport sector will have to actively participate in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Yet to realize the objectives set by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals the transport sector will have to mobilize the active support of key political and economic groupings and at the same time assess how to respond to societal changes like the shared economy. Is transport sector ready to take such a next step in its path towards sustainability?
Moderator: Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT)
18:00 – 20.00: Cocktail Reception
The organizers of Transport Day are committed to ensure diversity in the event reflecting a balance in gender, regional representation and stakeholders among speakers and panelists.
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November 13, 2016
The Es Saadi Gardens Resort and Palace
Talya Enriquez Romano, SLoCaT Partnership, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Mark Major, SLoCaT Partnership, email@example.com