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World Bank, Partners Organize Transport Workday, ahead of the Climate Action 2016 Summit
May 4, 2016Mayflower Hotel, Washington D.C.

The World Bank Group, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) are sponsoring a Transport Workday on May 4, ahead of the Climate Action 2016 Summit.

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The World Bank, the World Resources Institute, and the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) are co-organizing a Transport Workday to be held on May 4 in Washington, DC, at The Mayflower Hotel. This Workday, ahead of the Climate Action 2016 Summit, aims to inform the transport discussions at the Summit.

At this May 4 Transport Workday, you will hear from and collaborate with an unparalleled group of leaders from government, business, cities, and civil society as they look into the future interaction of mobility and climate change. With the Paris Climate agreement as a backdrop, this meeting will discuss a global vision, a set of objectives, and a roadmap of action to transform the world’s mobility.

You and other participants will help lay the groundwork and set the strategic direction for global action on mobility. The ideas generated will be fed into the high-level discussions and agreements on sustainable mobility to be reached during the May 5–6 “Climate Action 2016” Summit

We look forward to welcoming you on May 4.

In case of questions or doubts, please contact us via climateaction2016@worldbank.org

A full agenda of the Climate Action 2016 Summit can be found here.

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Agenda

Below is the agenda for the Transport Workday on May 4, a pre-event of the Climate Action 2016 Summit, to be held at the Mayflower Hotel.

Address: 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks (Recorded session)

  • Moderator: Ms. Melinda Crane, Chief Correspondent, Deutsche Welle TV, USA & Germany 
  • Ms. Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank 

9:15 – 9:35 am Keynote Address: Towards COP22 – Where We Are and What We Need (Recorded session)

  • H.E. Dr. Hakima El Haite, Delegate Minister in Charge of Environment, Morocco and COP22 Host

9:35 – 10.20 am Session 1: Paris, Sustainable Development Goals, and Other Global Commitments—Where Are We in Transport? (Recorded session)

Speakers will discuss how today’s transport-relevant global commitments and targets could help structure a broader vision for sustainable mobility. The focus will be on objectives across the four pillars of sustainable development: universal access, efficiency, safety, and climate responsiveness—in a dynamic global economy.

Moderator: Melinda Crane

Panelists: 

  • John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change Unit, The World Bank 
  • Sam Adams, US Director, World Resources Institute and Former Mayor of Portland
  • Amadou Oumarou, Director Transport, Urban Development & ICT Department, African Development Bank 
  • Thomas C. Heller, Climate Policy Initiative Board Chair and Senior Strategic Advisor 
  • Ms. Magda Kopczynska, Director for Innovation and Sustainable Mobility, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission 

10.20 – 11.20 am Session 2A: From Vision to an Action Roadmap – Presentations Session (Recorded session)

Learn about recent efforts to shape mobility in terms of global vision, quick wins, and long-term actions to decarbonize economies. Key stakeholders representing governments, cities, UN Secretary General’s High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, and the private sector will discuss these efforts and their roles. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and audience engagement. 

Moderator: Melinda Crane

Presentations:

11.20 – 11:30 am Coffee Break I

11:30 – 12:30 pm Session 2B: From Vision to an Action Roadmap – Panel Session (Recorded session)

Based on the discussions in session 2A on global vision, quick wins, and long-term actions to decarbonize economies, reflect on key takeaways and formulate engagement going forward.   

Moderator: Melinda Crane

Panelists: 

  • H.E. Sharon Dijksma, Minister of the Environment, Netherlands 
  • Mr. Juan Costa, Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young 
  • Mr. Bernard Sheahan, Director Infrastructure, Internal Finance Corporation 
  • Angie Fyfe, Executive Director at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, USA 

12:30 – 12:45 pm Lunch Break 

12:45 – 2:00 pm Lunch Keynote: Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute (Recorded session)

Keynote address followed by hands-on working session and group discussions

2:00 – 3:15 pm Session 3:  Toward COP22: Time to Converge (Recorded session)

To help prepare the ground for COP22, panelists will discuss progress on the transport commitments under the Lima-Paris Action Agenda and under their respective countries’ INDCs and map out how these efforts will contribute towards achieving a global vision on sustainable mobility.

Moderator: Melinda Crane

Panelists: 

  • Ms. Sylvie Lemmet, Director for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Lima-Paris Action Agenda Coordinator 
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC) 
  • Mr. Alain Flausch, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) 
  • Ms. Sheila Watson, Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation, 
  • Mr Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group 

3:15 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break II

3:30 – 5:00 pm Session 4: How do we move forward? (Recorded session

Experience and Lessons for Sustainable Mobility: Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy for All Partnership

Speakers:

  • Jose Luis Irigoyen, Director, Transport & ICT, The World Bank
  • Ms. Sylvie Lemmet, Director for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Lima-Paris Action Agenda Coordinator
  • Ms. Jane Hupe, Chief of the Environmental Unit International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 
  • Mary Crass, Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, International Transport Forum, OECD 
  • James Bruce, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, United Parcel Service (UPS) 

6:00 pm Reception: The Phillips Collection: (Entry with Summit Invite)

Speakers at the Transport Workday, ahead of the Climate Action 2016 Summit, include:

Image H.E. Dr. Hakima El Haite
Delegate Minister in Charge of Environment, Morocco & COP22 Host
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Rachel Kyte

CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), 

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.

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H.E. Sharon Dijksma

Minister of the Environment, Netherlands 

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Laura Tuck

Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank 

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Jose Viegas

Secretary-General, International Transport Forum, OECD

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Jean-Pierre Loubinoux

Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)

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Sylvie Lemmet

Director for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Ecology, France.

Sustainable Development and Energy, Lima-Paris Action Agenda Coordinator.

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Pierre Guislian

Senior Director, Transport & ICT, World Bank

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Holger Dalkmann

Director Strategy and Global Policy, World Resources Institute 

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Cornie Huizenga

Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low-Carbon Transport

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Alain Flausch

Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

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Juan Costa

Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young 

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Sheila Watson

Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation