WEBINAR: COP 22 from Transport Perspective


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The Partnership on Sustainable Transport (SLoCaT) invites you to a webinar on December 15th from 14:30 to 16:00 titled, “COP 22 from Transport Perspective”.

Against the colorful and historic background of Marrakech, Morocco, COP22 aimed to be the ‘COP of action.’ On one hand, expectations for COP22 Marrakech were relatively low, after the groundbreaking global agreement emerging from COP21 Paris.   On the other hand, the need to translate the political consensus of COP21 into tangible steps toward implementation of the Paris Agreement has never been more urgent. With the rate of global temperature increase exceeding most climate models, with political shockwaves from the United States threatening to disrupt progress in pre-2020 action on climate change, and with a pressing need for agreement on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement, COP22 had a high bar to clear for producing actionable outcomes.

We feel that the transport sector is responding to this call to action, and as a result of efforts over the past years, there was an unprecedented presence of transport at COP22. We were able to build bridges to other sectors in Marrakech, which is key to decarbonizing the transport sector.  Detailed information on transport at COP22 can be found in SLoCaT Report on Transport @COP22.

In the webinar, Cornie Huizenga from the SLoCaT Partnership will give an overview of how sustainable transport was reflected in various discussions and activities in Marrakech.  The floor will be then given to the representatives of Yunus Arikan from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and Maria Mendiluce from World Business Council on Sustainable Development to respond on the presentation given by Cornie Huizenga.


14:30-15:00 Presentation by Cornie Huizenga, SLoCaT Partnership

15:00-15:05 Response- Yunus Arikan, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

15:05-15:10 Response- Maria Mendiluce, World Business Council on Sustainable Development

15:10-15:40  Q&A

15:40-15:45 Closing Remarks


Cornie HuizengaSecretary General, SLoCaT Partnership

Cornie Huizenga is the Secretary General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the largest multi-stakeholder partnership on sustainable, low carbon transport in developing countries. The SLoCaT Partnership plays a lead role in the integration of sustainable, low carbon transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change, especially the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Cornie played a lead role in the development of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport at the Rio+20 conference including the unprecedented USD 175 billion for more sustainable transport by the world’s eight largest multilateral development banks. Through his leadership of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) he helped to raise the profile of transport in the UNFCCC process and mobilize the sustainable transport community in support of a Climate Change agreement that can accelerate action on low-carbon transport.

Prior to his engagement with SLoCaT Partnership, he had a lead role in the establishment and institutionalization of the Clean Air Asia (CAI-Asia), which has grown into the leading regional initiative on air quality in Asia. Cornie has served on a regular basis as a consultant on transport and climate change for a broad range of organizations including Multilateral Development Banks, United Nations Organizations, bilateral development organizations and leading NGOs and Foundations on sustainable transport.

Cornie holds a Master’s in Human Geography of Developing countries from State University in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He currently lives in Shanghai, China.


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Yunus Arikan, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1972. Graduated from TED Ankara College in 1990 and Middle East Technical University in 1994. As an environmental engineer, he has been primarily been involved in waste management and cleaner production. Between 2002-2008, he took an active role in promotion of progressive climate change policies in Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe, specifically in Turkey´s involvement in the international climate process and access to the Kyoto Protocol in 2009. In 2009, he started his career at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability at the World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, with a specific focus on climate change through the tasks such as; coordination of ICLEI´s Low Carbon City Agenda, establishing the Bonn Center for Local Climate action and Reporting – carbonn,  managing the secretariat of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and acting as the focal point for Local Government and Municipality Constituency Authorities to the UNFCCC. Since 2013, he is the Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, in leading ICLEI´s work at the United Nations, with intergovernmental agencies and  at Multilateral Environmental Agreements. He is married and has two daughters.



Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director, World Business Council on Sustainable Development

Dr. María Mendiluce joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2008. Her 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, her policy background and personal leadership have been instrumental to WBCSD’s work. She has been in charge since 2013 of the development of the organisation’s Climate and Energy strategy that guide the work of its 200 member companies and influences the global climate landscape. María led over 150 global companies under the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative, one of the flagship projects making the success of COP21 that mobilized a large number of CEOs on concrete solutions. María is also managing WBCSD work on water, ecosystems and circular economy.

Prior to joining the Geneva based NGO in 2008, Maria has worked for the International Energy Agency (Paris), Iberdrola, and the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister (Spain) where she was in charge of developing the country’s first sustainable development strategy.

María presented her doctoral thesis on the evolution of Spanish Energy Intensity in Madrid in the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. She also teaches at the University of Geneva, coaches’ students, and is recognized for her contributions to scientific journals and international conferences on climate and energy. In 2016, she received the “Inspirational women in Geneva working for the environment” award.

If you would like to attend the webinar, please RSVP latest by Wednesday December 14th to Talya Enriquez Romano at Talya.enriquezromano@slocatpartnership.org

You can access the Meeting by following the link below to access:



December 15, 2016



Contact Person:

Talya Enriquez Romano: Talya.enriquezromano@slocatpartnership.org

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