Sustainability in Transportation: Bridging the Transatlantic Gap
The U.S. Administration unveiled on 10 January 2023 the National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, a “landmark interagency framework of strategies and actions to remove all emissions from the transportation sector by 2050”. This blueprint proposes a multimodal approach and lays out three key strategies to achieve decarbonization: increase convenience; improve efficiency; and transition to clean options. Building and relying on the historic investments and funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the blueprint sets ambitious but achievable targets and actions across all modes of transport for 2030, 2040 and 2050.
As a major enabler of this strategy, the IRA is perceived around the world as a crucial step in the global decarbonization efforts, with massive opportunities for clean energy production and manufacturing in the United States.
Please join us for a high-level discussion on what type of policies are being implemented on both sides of the Atlantic to decarbonize transportation, how they will play out in maritime and air transportation, and on supply chains, what opportunities exist for companies active in the areas of clean energy production and manufacturing, and more.
Samuel K. Skinner, Former Secretary of Transportation & Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush will be offering the keynote speech.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION • What is the place of the IRA in the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization and how will it benefit the decarbonization efforts of companies in the United States? • What similar policies for transportation decarbonization are being implemented in the EU? • What are the opportunities for cooperation between the EU and the U.S. in these areas? • What initiatives are being taken locally by Miami-Dade County to decarbonize transportation, its ports and airports? • What is the business case for decarbonizing supply chains? • What are the opportunities for European companies already established in the US/Florida and/or considering expanding operations to the US/Florida?
SPEAKERS • David Canard-Volland, VP Supply Chain Management and Emmanuel Desbats, National Sales Development Manager – Clasquin • Gzim Ocakoglu – First Counselor on Mobility and Transport, EU Delegation in Washington DC @EUintheUS • Samuel K. Skinner, Former Secretary of Transportation & Chief of Staff to President George H.W.Bush; Off Counsel – @GreenbergTraurigLLP • Alan Sutin, President EACC Florida and Principal Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig [Moderator] • Galen Treuer, PhD – Climate Tech & Economic Innovation, @MiamiDadeCounty | Office of Economic Development
Bridging the Gap for Emerging Economies | Sustainable Development Summit 2021
From financial derisking to trade facilitation, innovative solutions are critical to close the $4.2 trillion financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
With the pandemic widening the gap, this session aims to identify and implement the actions needed to ensure sustainable and equitable development in emerging economies.
Speakers: Bonney Tunya, Claire Coustar, Preeti Sinha, Raphael Kasonde, Ambroise Fayolle, Reginald Yoofi Grant, Jacob Duer, Hayat Sindi, Mohan Vivekanandan, Jinesh Shah
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.
Sustainability of supply chains in the age of information | Tom Pathuis | TEDxYouth@Maastricht
Nowadays the word sustainability is bouncing everywhere around us. But, are we really aware of its meaning?. Tom proposes that, in a world where governments don’t care about sustainability, we, the people, are the ones who need to take lead of the situation and make a change. Technology is only an axis of the process, but we are the ones who need to start it.
A sustainability professional with experience in working with major global players in the pharmaceutical, technology, home furniture and consumer healthcare industries in improving environmental performance within the supply chain. Anne-Tom has a keen interest in the application of Information and Communication Technologies on questions of sustainability in order to achieve both positive business- and environmental impacts. He currently works for Ecodesk, a sustainable supply chain solutions business based in the United Kingdom.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx