“Changes are driven, on the one hand, by external circumstances. But, at the same time, they are driven by the expectations that people in cities have of the way their local neighbourhoods are designed – and by their understanding of the consequences for the future of our planet if we don’t change our ways.”
said Ingmar Streese from Berlin Senate during his keynote to open the 3rd Transport and Climate Change Conference in Berlin. 200 colleagues from around the world shared ideas on how to make the transport sector more climate-friendly. This year, the event focused on the role of renewables in transport, on improving urban bus systems and on greening freight transport.
With the aim of highlighting the importance of transport to limit global warming, the Transport and Climate Change Week including a Conference fosters knowledge exchange and high-level contacts between transport colleagues from all over the world every year. To fight climate change together, transport colleagues especially from developing and emerging economies gathered this year in Berlin from 2 – 6 March 2020 to find solutions on how to change transport for the better. On March 5th 2020 the Transport and Climate Change Week peaked with a high-level conference day focusing on the role of renewables in the transport sector, climate finance and the role of cities.
The event is organized by the GIZ project TRANSfer III (Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation actions), funded through the International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
The next Transport and Climate Change Week will take place in spring 2021.
More information on www.transportweek.org.
Sophia Sünder, Eschborn