From Ambition to Action in Transportation

September 12 • 2–5:30 p.m.

Description

Increased ambition in energy and transportation is essential to achieving climate goals. Recent research provides insights into the viability of different levels of climate ambition and the lowest-cost, highest-benefit paths forward. The session will address possible transportation-related targets in climate policy, such as:

  • A very low GHG target (such as net carbon neutrality) by 2050;
  • A very high renewables target post 2030;
  • “Clean vehicle” targets (such as percentage zero-emission vehicle sales) by 2030

The session will compare situations and strategies in California, other US states and Germany, and will highlight findings from the "De-Ca-rbonize Transport" conference in Berlin and the "3rd California Climate Policy Modeling" forum in Davis, both undertaken earlier this year. It will include leaders from California, other US states and Germany engaged in similar research and policy making.

Organizing Partners

Agenda (PDF)

2:00 PM

Welcome Notes

Lew Fulton and Austin Brown
Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis
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Janea Scott
Commissioner
California Energy Commission

Jochen Flasbarth
State Secretary
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

2:20 PM

Keynote: Shell Sky Scenario

David Hone
Chief Climate Change Advisor
Shell

Markus Becker
Advisor, Division Environment, Traffic and Transport, Electric Mobility
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Michael Schäfer
Director Climate and Energy
WWF Germany

Ryan McCarthy
Science, & Technology Policy Advisor
California Air Resources Board

Amber Mahone
Director Clean Energy
E3

Alicia Barton
President and CEO
New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA)

4:00 PM

Panel Session 2: Urban Level Policies for Decarbonizing Transportation

Lew Fulton (Moderator)
Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis

Boris Palmer
Mayor of Tuebingen

Mike O’Brien
Councilmember and Chair, Sustainability and Transportation Committee
City of Seattle

Andreas Klugescheid
Vice President Governmental Affairs
BMW AG

Klaus Bonhoff
Managing Director (Chair)
National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW)

Gil Tal
Director
Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Center, UC Davis

5:15 PM

Wrap-Up and Conclusions

Christian Hochfeld
Executive Director
Agora Verkehrswende

Lew Fulton
Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis