Dominika Kalinowska

Project Director
Based in Bangkok, Thailand

According to Marchetti’s constant the travel time budget is one of the most stable mobility parameters globally and over time and is around one to one and a half hours / day. However, what has not stayed unchanging over the last centuries, but has deteriorated leading to alarming sustainability and climate concerns is the environmental and carbon footprint of individual mobility as well as goods transport, worldwide. The challenge is on!

Since November 2020 I joined the sustainable transport team in Bangkok leading the TRANSfer country component Thailand as well as the SMMR ASEAN project. From 2016 to 2020, I was working for the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport, closely advising the German Environmental Ministry (BMU). Prior to GIZ, I worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin and the German Energy Agency (dena), doing research, assessment and consultancy in the fields of travel demand and behavior modelling, energy use and transformation, as well as emission reduction and efficiency improvement. With a doctorate degree from the Technical University (TU) Berlin on “Integration of passenger (road) travel into a computable general equilibrium model for Germany” I’m passionate about the macro and micro level interactions of economic and environmental systems, individual behavior and policy design.

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