Chairs António Brandão Moniz, Jens Schippl
Day and time Thursday, March 14th, 2013: 10:00 – 13:15
Lars Klüver (Danish Board of Technology Foundation)  speaking

Lars Klüver (Danish Board of Technology Foundation) speaking

The session on “Assessing Sustainable Mobility” was split into two parts:

1. Potentials of scenarios on future mobility systems for guiding public policy making: It could be argued that the scenario-methodology is recently experiencing a sort of “hype”. In particular in the energy and in the transport sector a broad range of scenarios have been produced over the last years. A key question to be addressed is what are the reasons for this “new attractiveness” of scenarios? Further, it was discussed how scenarios need to be designed and communicated to support policy makers in facing the “great challenges”.

2. Examples for concrete approaches or pathways were illustrated. One focus was on the question whether electric mobility is a promising pathway towards sustainable mobility. It was further discussed, if building new infrastructures for intermodal transport could be an additional or an alternative approach. The question on the role of scientific assessments and economical motivation for such decision making was addressed as well. Further questions are: How companies and national/regional policies are reacting to European definition of strategies on mobility? Are they re-organising their networks and supplier tiers to face new challenges? Or are they behind the design of such strategies? How these strategies are interpreted to the local/regional level.

The abstracts of the session can be read here.

Presentations of the session:

  • Jens Schippl

Learning from STOA-scenarios on eco-efficient transport for Europe

  •  Lars Klüver

Sustainable transport and sustainable energy entwined

  • Susana M. Moretto

Scenario tools for future generations of high-speed trains: Lessons from Europe

  • Carlos Gaivoto

Hybrid public transport modes in the complexity of mobility urban systems: Potentialities and difficulties of adoption

  • Rainer Zah / Peter De Haan

Opportunities and risks of electric mobility in Switzerland

  • Nuno Boavida / António Moniz / Manuel Laranja