Transport and environment

Agenda - OECD/ITF Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Transport and Environment in a Globalising World, 10-12 November 2008 - Guadalajara, Mexico

 

Monday 10 November 2008

Part I -  Opening

Session 1: Opening Session

This session included welcome statements and provided perspective and background for the subsequent Sessions.

 

09:00-09:30 - Welcome, opening remarks (Tom Jones, OECD)

09:30-09:45 - The political challenges of addressing the environmental impacts of transport (Juan Rafael Elvira-Quesada, Mexican Minister of Environment)

09:45-10:00 - Transport-related environmental problems in the State of Jalisco (Emilio González-Márquez, Governor of the State of Jalisco)

10:00-10:45 - Coffee break

 

Part II - Urban transport problems

Session 2: Addressing urban traffic problems - Some fundamentals

This Session provided economic and technical perspectives on key trends in urban transport and the environment, and (especially) on how these problems can be addressed - in a "real-world" context.

Session Chair: César Rafael Chávez Ortíz, SEMARNAT

 

10:45-11:15 - Urban transport and the environment - An economic perspective in a "second-best" setting (Rana Roy, Maunsell/AECOM, Australia) - Presentation

11:15-11:45 - Urban transport and the environment - Options to enhance environmentally sustainable transport (Kazunobu Onogawa, UNCRD) - Presentation

11:45-12:15 - Urban planning for sustainable mobility (Walter Hook, ITDP) - Presentation

12:15-12:45 - Sustainable Mobility: how to meet local and global challenges in the transport sector? (Sergio Sanchez, Clean Air Institute)

12:45-13:15 - Discussion (Previous speakers + all audience)

13:15-14:45 - Lunch

 

Session 3: Environmentally sustainable transport in urban settings

This Session reviewed how selected cities have sought to promote environmentally sustainable transport in urban settings, through various regulations, charges for (or restrictions on) entering the city centre, parking fees, subsidies for public transport, etc. It also addressed ways to overcome obstacles to the achievement of more environmentally sustainable transport in urban settings in the future.

Session Chair: Adriana Lobo, Center for Sustainable Transport, Mexico

 

14:45-15:15 - Mexico City's experiences (Martha Delgado, Secretary of Environment, Federal District)

15:15-15:45 - Santiago's experiences (Christian Vigouroux, Technical Coordinator, SECTRA)

15:45-16:15 - Milan's experiences (Edoardo Croci, IEFE - Università Bocconi and Municipality of Milan)

16:15-16:45 - Coffee break

16:45-17:15 - Berlin's experiences (Axel Friedrich, Germany)

17:15-17:45 - Singapore's experiences (Mohinder Singh, LTA)

17:45-18:30 - Roundtable discussion on experiences, opportunities and obstacles (Previous speakers + all audience)

19:30-21:30 - Reception at the Fiesta Americana Grand Hotel

 

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Part III – Globalisation and environment

Session 4: Globalisation and environment – Overall impacts

This Session placed the transport-related environmental problems caused by globalisation in a broad context - taking the environmental impacts of globalisation, outside the transport sector into account.

Session Chair: Kurt van Dender, ITF

09:00-09:30 - Overall environmental impacts of globalisation (Carol McAusland, Univ. Maryland) - Presentation

09:30-10:00 - Discussion (Previous speaker + all audience)

10:00-10:30 - Coffee break

 

Part IV - Impacts of globalisation on transport activity levels

Session 5: Globalisation and international transport activity

In this Session, the focus returns exclusively to the transport sector, in particular to the impacts further globalisation can have on activity levels in different modes of international transport.

Session Chair: George Giannopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

10:30-11:00 - The impact of globalisation on international maritime transport activity – Past trends and future perspectives (James J. Corbett, Univ. Delaware) - Presentation

11:00-11:30 - The impact of globalisation on international air transport activity – Past trends and future perspectives (Ken Button, George Mason School of Public Policy) - Presentation

11:30-12:00 - The impact of globalisation on international road and rail freight transport activity – Past trends and future perspectives (Jacques Leonardi, Westminster University) - Presentation

12:00-12:30 - Case study: Globalisation-related changes in transport activity in Mexico (Oscar Santiago Corzo Cruz, Ministry of Transport, Mexico)

12:30-13:00 - Case study: Globalisation-related changes in transport activity in Thailand (Deunden Nikomborirak, Thailand Development Research Institute)

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

14:30-15:15 - Discussion (Previous speakers + all audience)

Part V - Environmental impacts of increased international transport

Session 6: The environmental impacts of increased international transport activity

This Session analysed the environmental impacts of an increase in the activity level of various international transport modes – whether it is triggered by further globalisation or by any other cause. The Session included a discussion of ways to assess these impacts for different transport modes, and ways to make sure that such assessments are brought into policy formulation.

Session Chair: Joseluis Samaniego, ECLAC

 

15:15-16:00 - The environmental impacts of increased international maritime shipping – Past trends and future perspectives (Øyvind Endresen, Det norske Veritas, Oslo) - Presentation

16:00-16:45 - The environmental impacts of increased international air transport – Past trends and future perspectives (Eric Pels, Free Univ. Amsterdam) - Presentation

16:45-17:30 - The environmental impacts of increased international road and rail freight transport – Past trends and future perspectives (Arno Schroten, CE Delft) - Presentation

17:30-18:00 - Coffee break

18:00-19:00 - Discussion (previous speakers + all audience)

20:00-22:00 - Visit of the ANPACT exhibition and Dinner


Wednesday 12 November 2008

Session 7: Policy instruments to address environmental impacts of increased international transport activity

This Session discussed policy instruments (e.g. emission standards, carbon taxes or trading systems, taxes or trading systems for other emissions, noise-related landing charges, investments in improved infrastructure, etc.) that can be used to effectively reduce negative environmental impacts stemming from an increase in international transport activity – in an economically efficient way, and within the constraints set by the multinational character of the transport activity and (often) the environmental problems.

Session Chair: Tom Jones, OECD

09:00-09:45 - Policy instruments to limit negative environmental impacts from increased international transport – An economic perspective (Kurt van Dender, International Transport Forum) - Presentation

09:45-10:30 - Policy instruments to limit negative environmental impacts from increased international transport – Constraints and opportunities in international law (Markus W. Gehring, Cambridge University) - Presentation

10:30-11:00 - Discussion (Previous speakers + all audience)

11:00-11:30 - Coffee break

11:30-12:00 - Case study: Policy instruments used in Japan to limit negative environmental impacts of increased maritime transport (Prof. Hiroshi Okada)

12:00-12:30 - Case study: Policy instruments used in Spain to limit negative environmental impacts from increased international transport (Ángel Aparicio Mourelo, Centre for Studies and Experimentation of Public Works)

12:30-13:00 - Case study: Policy instruments used in Sweden to limit negative environmental impacts from increased international shipping (Sven Hunhammar, SEPA)

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

14:30-16:00 - Roundtable discussion (Previous speakers + all audience)

16:00-16:30 - Coffee break

16:30-17:30 - Roundtable discussion - continued (Previous speakers + all audience)

 

Part VI - Conclusions and closing

Session 8: Closing Session

Session Chair: Axel Friedrich, Germany

17:30-18:00 - Conclusions of the Forum (OECD representative)

18:00          - Closure (OECD, ITF, Hosts)

 

 

 

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