Transport Day 2016 breakout session: Making freight transport fit for a low-carbon future

13 November, 2016
Marrakech, Morocco

Transport Day 2016

10:45-12:00, Sunday, November 13
Es Saadi Gardens Resort and Palace

Helena Molin Valdes, Head of the CCAC Secretariat, and CCAC partners will be sharing progress towards achieving the objectives of the CCAC Global Green Freight Action Plan, including experiences in Asia, Africa and Latin America and collaboration with other stakeholders in:

"Making freight transport fit for a low-carbon future" Session 1C: Making freight transport fit for a low-carbon future

Achieving low-carbon freight transport systems is essential for the realization of a sustainable development path. It is increasingly recognized that various measures could help improve the carbon footprint of freight transport and enhance its sustainability. These include, among others, reducing transport and emission intensities, optimizing supply chain structures, shifting to greener modes of transport, improving fuel efficiency and increasing vehicle utilization. 

Against this background, the session will consider:best practices in terms of green freight and low-carbon solutions that could be applied in the freight transport sector, the role of policy makers/regulators and industry players in enabling low-carbon freight transport, potential tools and financing solutions that could support low-carbon freight transport projects and initiatives. 

Moderator: UNCTAD

  •  Helen Molin Valdes, Head, CCAC Secretariat
  •  Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
  •  Donat Bagula, Executive Secretary, Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority, Kenya
  •  Sudhir Gota, Senior Transport and GHG Consultant, Partnership for Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
  • Gordon Wilmsmeier, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Chili (via video link. TBC)


For the full Transport Day 2016 agenda and to register, visit the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) website


Mark Major, SLoCaT Partnership,
Talya Enriquez Romano, SLoCaT Partnership,

Event contact

Denise San Valentin,
Programme Management Officer
secretariat [at]
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