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COP 22 Transport Day Marrakech Break-out Session: Making Freight Transport Fit for a Low-Carbon Future
13 November 2016
Es Saadi Gardens and Resort
Marrakesh, Morocco

Key Issues

Achieving low-carbon freight transport systems is essential for the realization of a sustainable development path. Various measures could help improve the carbon footprint of freight transport and enhance its sustainability. However, effective implementation of such measures and optimization of their climate mitigation potential calls for concerted and coordinated action at all levels and requires promoting key enabling factors including finance and best practices from within and outside the freight transport sector.

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.

COP 22

The target audience includes Governments, industry, IGOs, NGOs, financing institutions, academia, civil society, and, generally parties involved or interested in freight transport and its sustainability.

Programme:

Opening remarks: Ms. Helen Molin Valdes, Head, CCAC Secretariat

Moderator: UNCTAD

Panelists:

  • Mr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
  • Mr. Sebastian Tolvett, Senior Advicer on Short Live Climate Pollutants, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Mr. Donat Bagula, Executive Secretary, Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority, Kenya
  • Mr. Sudhir Gota, Senior Transport and GHG Consultant, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)

Discussion

Wrap-up and closing: Ms. Helen Molin Valdes, Head, CCAC Secretariat

Co-organized with:Climate & Clean Air Coalition and Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
Language(s):English
Contact:
Frida Youssef
Chief, Transport Section/Trade Logistics Branch
 
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