Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France

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“TRANSPORT & CLIMATE CHANGE - EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS ACT”

Overview


Organizers : ETRA – European Transport Research Alliance & IFSTTAR, Direction for European and International Affairs, Marne-la-Vallée, France
Date : July 6th 9am - 6pm
Location : IFSTTAR HQ, 14 -20 boulevard Newton, Cite Descartes, 77 447 Marne-la-Vallée, France
Expected number of participants : 100-200
Nature of participants :  Academia, research managers, administration representatives
Keywords : Transport, adaptation, mitigation, research solutions
Keynote speakers (confirmed on April 30th) : 
  • Prof. George A. Giannopoulos, Chairman of ETRA
  • Helene Jacquot-Guimbal, Director General IFSTTAR, Vice chair ETRA
  • Dr. E. Mitsakis, Hellenic Institute of Transport  
  • Markus Leitner, Environment Agency, Austria
  • I. Stamos, Hellenic Institute of Transport
  • Prof. Angel Aparicio, UPM Spain
  • Heyndrickx Christophe, Transport and Mobility Leuven/Belgium
  • David Jaroszweski,  Centre for Railway Research and Education University of Birmingham /UK
  • Agnès Jullien, IFSTTAR




Summary

The European Transport Research Alliance – ETRA, as an Organisation encompassing several leading European Associations with members involved in different aspects and areas of Transport research, recognizing the horizontal nature of the transport impacts on, and from, climate change is organising this Workshop within the frame of the “Our Common Future under Climate Change - CFCC-2015” Conference.

Within the above frame the ETRA Workshop aims at:
  • Highlighting some key results of current transport research, related to climate change.
  •  Advising on the practical steps towards adaptation and mitigation actions in the short to medium term.
  • Recommending the necessary policy actions at European level.
  • Providing a concise overview of the research being developed throughout Europe in the field of transport and with respect to climate change issues.
  • Identifying needs for future research on transport and climate change adaptation or mitigation.


The workshop will cover the whole spectrum of Transport research and will focus on presenting research results and solutions that the European research community proposes as regards the role and interactions of the transport system with the climate change phenomenon.  It will also focus on how to move from research to implementation in a constrained funding environment and time frame.

Through this workshop, ETRA intends to show the added value that can be accrued from a multidisciplinary approach in tackling our transport problems and the need to adapt any solutions to real societal needs and demands. It will also demonstrate the greater synergies that can be achieved through the collaborative approach adopted by the ETRA partners on the transport transversal issues and transport related global challenges.


Format
There are three Sessions foreseen with discussion period at their end, and one Round Table discussion at the end during which a wrap up report will be made, by a nominated rapporteur, on the results of the previous Sessions as well as a conclusions statement including future research needs and available implementation tools.

According to the number of papers and / or participants the organizers reserve the right to increase the number of Sessions and/or make parallel ones too.

The audience of the Workshop is expected to consist primarily of researchers, research managers, and relevant administration officials involved or interested in climate change issues.


More information


You will find more information on this side event on the programme below.
You can register here

Contacts:
For further info on ETRA: 
c/o FEHRL, Boulevard de la Woluwe 42/B3
1200 Brussels - Belgium
Tel +32.2.775.82.34
e-mail : info@etralliance.eu 

For further info on the side-event : 
Paulina Potemski, Direction for European and International Affairs, IFSTTAR
Email: paulina.potemski@ifsttar.fr 
Tel +33 1 81 66 80 71 

Iraklis Stamos, CERT/HIT
Email: stamos@certh.gr
Tel : +30 (2310) 498 268