Transportation transformation - do we have to choose between environment and economy?
A political dialogue – in cooperation with MEP Michael Cramer,
Speaker of the Greens in the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN)
The panel of speakers includes:
- Prof. Jeff Kenworthy, author of the Millenium Database - comparing about 100 cities in terms of land use, transport, economy and environment
- Prof. John Whitelegg, author of many articles and books about the role of transport for sustainable development
- Dr. Joachim Lohse, Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Transport, City of Bremen (DE)
- Wolfgang Teubner, Head of ICLEI- (Local Governments for Sustainability) Europe, Freiburg, Germany
- Florian Lennert, Director Intelligent City - Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ), Berlin
- Christian Byrith, Head of Secretariat, North Sea Region Programme, Viborg, Denmark
There are a lot of challenges for the transport sector – reaching from its dependence on oil, the carbon emission, costs of maintaining large-scale transport infrastructure, congestion etc. Job creation is often in the foreground when calling for more (road) transport infrastructure.
Do we already give up when looking at the impact of transport on climate gas emission? Are there more and other solutions to have job creation within a better environment?
The EU funded Interreg North Sea project CARE-North-plus (“Low carbon transport strategies for the North Sea Area”) wants to share some provocative thoughts and fertilize a political debate on mobility and transport of the future.