Agenda Item 1: Energy Efficiency in New Vehicles
In this session, panelists will discuss the imperative of reducing energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles and the impacts and challenges of fuel economy and emissions standards. Presentations will offer unique perspectives from the private sector and from Mexico, where the federal government is developing new vehicle standards.
Moderator: Drew Kodjak, Executive Director, International Council on Clean Transportation
- Keith Cole, Director of Legislative Affairs, General Motors
- Rodolfo Lacy, Program Coordinator, Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and Environment, Mexico
Agenda Item 2: Freight Efficiency
This panel explores challenges and opportunities in the freight sector, including policies that encourage shifts to more fuel-efficient modes of freight. Presentations will cover comprehensive freight policy in Japan, the impact of public-private collaboration on road freight, and the benefits and challenges of ocean freight and shipping.
Moderator: Patrick Sherry, Intermodal Transportation Institute, University of Denver, US
- Tadashi Kaneko, Japan International Transport Institute
- Sarah Froman, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- James Corbett, Ph.D, Professor, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware, United States
Agenda Item 3: Reducing Road Congestion
Heavy road congestion poses a serious problem for many urban centers in developed and developing economies. Speakers on this panel explore planning, design and operations strategies that can improve the efficiency of existing transportation systems and fleets. Presentations will focus on practical key lessons and best practices from leading cities and home in on the ongoing challenges and innovations of improving road congestion in Jakarta.
Moderator: Dario Hidalgo, Ph.D, Senior Transport Engineer, EMBARQ, United States
- Michael Replogle, Global Director and Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, United States
- Heru Sutomo, Ph.D, Centre for Transportation and Logistics Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Agenda Item 4: Promoting Livable Communities
Sprawling, car-dependent, and low-density patterns of development exacerbate and accelerate the problems of high energy consumption and increased greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. In this session, panelists will discuss new and innovative strategies emerging from the local and city level that are reshaping development and transportation patterns.
Moderator: Deputy Assistant Secretary Beth Osborne, U.S. Department of Transportation