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UNFCCC Climate Change Conference COP 21

30 Nov to 11 Dec 2015, Paris, France
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC and 11th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP) to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Paris, France.

Transport Events at COP21

30 Nov to 11 Dec 2015, Paris, France
Here is a list of all the transport related events you can attend during COP21, 30th November to 11th December.

Includes the BtG official UNFCCC side event and Transport Day 2015

Official BtG side event at COP21: Linking ambition to action- Success factors for low carbon development pathways in transport sectors

2 Dec 2015, Paris, France
Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015, 16:45– 18:15, Room 1

INDCs and voluntary commitments illustrate what the transport sector can contribute to low carbon development. Countries have submitted their INDCs and presented mitigation targets. Among 120 INDCs submitted as of October 6, 76% explicitly identify the transport sector as a mitigation source, and more than 60% of INDCs propose transport sector specific mitigation measures. In addition, 11% of INDCs include a transport sector emission reduction target, and 15% of INDCs include assessments of country-level transport mitigation potential. In parallel, within the LPAA a number of transport-specific voluntary commitments have been prepared.

During the side event, the results and conclusions of a detailed analysis of transport related elements in INDCs will be presented. As an example of voluntary commitments, the Mobilise your City Initiative of the LPAA will also be presented showing how ambition is being raised beyond the INDCs context. This will be complemented by some concrete examples and experience in planning and implementation of mitigation policies, Measures and NAMAs in the transport sector in different countries. Finally, the 365 campaign will be introduced that collects mitigation measures in the transport sector and makes information on different approaches available to the public.

Panelists will discuss with the audience success factors for effective mitigation action in the transport sector, good practices and major challenges.

Climate Summit for Local Leaders

4 Dec 2015, Paris, France
On December 4, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of the City of Paris and
Michael R. Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change – in partnership with the global networks of cities and local governments for climate action – will co-host the Climate Summit for Local Leaders – the largest global convening of mayors, governors and local leaders focused on climate change. This historic event will coincide with the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, helping to ensure that the voices of local leaders are heard, and city efforts are recognized, during the international negotiation process, in order to reach a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to combat climate change effectively.


6 Dec 2015, Paris, France
Join us on 6th December 2015 at the International Union of Railway (UIC) Headquarters in Paris, France for Transport Day 2015!

Following up the success of Transport Day 2014 in Lima, Peru, the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT Partnership), together with Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG Initiative), and the Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB) will organize a Transport Day in 2015 on Sunday December 6th, 2015, in the context of COP 21 in Paris, France.

The venue for Transport Day 2015 is the International Union of Railway (UIC) Headquarter in Paris, France. The full day event will bring international experts on transport and climate change to discuss the contribution sustainable, low carbon transport can make to climate change discussions.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:
- Wang Chuanfu, President and CEO of BYD Company Limited
- Henri Poupart Lafarge, Alstom President
- Alain Vidalies, French Minister for Transport
- Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
- Cllr. Mpho Parks Tau, Johannesburg Executive Mayor

World Future Energy Summit 2016

18 to 21 Jan 2016, Abu Dhabi

Velo-City Global 2016

27 Feb to 1 Mar 2016, Taipeh, Taiwan
Conference Theme - Evolution of Cycling


- Urban Transitions:
The scale of urban growth hinges on transportation. Cities have grown in size as humans gain mobility overtime from foot and wagons to automobiles and trains. Again, multiple transport modalities and combinations that include bicycles are transforming modern cities. As bicycles are added to the transport portfolio and even become the mainstream choice, how will cites metamorphose in response? How do bicycles help build the livable cities we anticipate?

- Moving Lifestyles:
Cycling slows down the hastiness of urban life. It is the cushion for cities’ hustle and bustle. Pedaling around their neighborhoods, into the lanes and alleys, people rebuild connections with others. With that, they are able to savor the lovely moments in life, once again. Now that bicycles have become an integral part of people’s life, what are the new lifestyles they have introduced?

- Sustainable Economies:
Automobiles give rise to suburban malls. Trains and subways propel shopping centers at stations. Each different transport modality nourishes a unique business ecosystem. The use of bicycles can create jobs and contribute to economic growth, according to an ECF report in 2014. The increasing number of cyclists directly boosts tourism, retailing, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, etc. On top of that, what else local economic activities can they facilitate? What are the potential business types and models for the growing cyclist population?

- Sharing Societies:
The concept of sharing vehicles has evolved. People begin to share public transport and then automobiles, followed by bicycles, to conserve the environment and reduce transportation costs. In terms of usage, the concept has morphed from individual ownership to shared vehicles; in terms of right of way, from car-oriented to green transport oriented. Sharing has become a way of establishing sustainable mobility systems. How does bike-sharing affect people’s idea of vehicles and roads? How should policies address such shared benefits? What are other innovations of sharing?

- Design in Motion:
A defining momentum behind growth and innovation, design thinking is a powerful tool to systematically analyze and tackle with problems, especially for urban development challenges. Velo-city Global 2016 will feature a series of interactive sessions for bicycle manufacturers, city planners, and policy makers to learn from intensive brainstorming and discussions. Such mind-blowing meetings are the best way to inspire meaningful exchanges among international experts.

LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition 2016

19 to 21 Oct 2016, Singapore
The second edition of LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) will happen here in Singapore on 19-21 October 2016.

Themed “Innovating Transport for Liveable Cities”, SITCE 2016 will focus on innovative solutions for urban transport systems. Bringing together authorities, policy-makers, urban planners, transport operators as well as solution providers, the event will set the stage for a meaningful discussion of innovative solutions for issues and challenges faced by all in the business of urban transport.

Comprising of a trade exhibition, a congress, technical visits and various networking opportunities, SITCE 2016 promises a week of in-depth dialogues and forums, exchange of ideas as well as opportunities to expand your business networks.