Energy efficiency in urban transport systems


  
  
 
 
  • Seminar
04/03/2014
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European Parliament
  • Brussels

About: 

Public transport in the constantly growing cities and metropolises is being challenged by rapid urbanization and population increase. By 2050, both urban transport energy consumption and emission is expected to double. With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, urban transport systems have to meet more stringent energy criteria not only for the sake of economic efficiency but also for environmental sustainability and the quality of urban life. Limiting private motorized vehicle traffic and at the same time investing in and promoting green, reliable and efficient mass transportation is a challenge of today, not of tomorrow.

> Understand better the current and future energy and transportation challenges in cities

> Discover what practical actions cities undertake in order to make the urban environment energy-friendly

> Discuss necessary political actions in the area of public transport, energy sustainability, climate change and urban life

Speakers: 

 

Jerzy LEJK, President of the Board, Warsaw Metro

 

 

Jerome POURBAIX, Head of Advocacy, UITP

 

 

Joachim ZELLER, MEP, Member of the Committee on Regional Development

 

 

Patricia REMACLE, Coordinator of CSR and ‘Ticket to Kyoto’ project, STIB-MIVB

 

Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup

Programme: 

9.00am: Welcome & Opening

> Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup
> Brigitte OLLIER, Director of the European Department, UITP

> Keynote speech: Jerzy LEJK, President of the Board, Warsaw Metro

9.30am: Main Session - Energy efficiency and urban transport systems

> Moderator: Artur PERCHEL, Manager Central Eastern Europe, UITP
> Joachim ZELLER, MEP, Member of the Committee on Regional Development
> Patricia REMACLE, Coordinator  of CSR and ‘Ticket to Kyoto’ project, STIB-MIVB
> Jerome POURBAIX, Head of Advocacy, UITP

10.55am: Closing Remarks

11.00am: End of the Seminar

Registration: 

 

Please register here.

Attendance to this event is free-of-charge but registration is compulsory for security and accreditation reasons. Please note that as seats are limited, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be open until February 27.

For any additional questions, please contact Mr. Artur Perchel at artur.perchel(at)uitp.org

Practical information: 

Timing: Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 9.00-11.00am

Venue: Room Paul Henri Spaak (P4B001), European Parliament, Brussels, BELGIUM

Speakers: 

 

Jerzy LEJK, President of the Board, Warsaw Metro

 

 

Jerome POURBAIX, Head of Advocacy, UITP

 

 

Joachim ZELLER, MEP, Member of the Committee on Regional Development

 

 

Patricia REMACLE, Coordinator of CSR and ‘Ticket to Kyoto’ project, STIB-MIVB

 

Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup

Partners: 

The URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament is a cross-parties and cross-committees grouping with a horizontal approach to discuss urban related issues. The group brings together over 70 MEPs representing most EU Member States, all the political groups at the European Parliament, and working in all the parliamentary committees. The platform works with nearly 100 partners from local, regional, national and European level, including UITP, that represent the interests of Europe’s town and cities or work in the domain relevant for urban development. Learn more at urban-intergroup.eu

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