Securing and Improving Access to Energy for Transport

This session will examine the future challenges for securing and improving global access to energy for transport in order to provide as many people as possible with sustainable and affordable mobility.

Will energy prices continue to rise on a global scale, threatening to make future access to energy supply – and as a consequence to mobility - more difficult? This would especially affect developing countries and regions where access to energy is already limited, but it would also restrict the mobility of an increasing number of people in developed countries. Serious impacts on social balance and economic development as well as on external relations of countries might follow. How can we balance priorities for economic growth, energy demand and social justice?

Attractive, alternative transport strategies, concepts and modes are needed that will enable people’s mobility needs to be adequately met, while continuing to improve the sustainability of travel, and ensuring access to energy for transport.

The session will give special focus to both transport energy needs in large urbanized areas, as well as in sparsely populated regions. How international cooperation (including technology transfer to developing countries, e.g. via the Clean Development Mechanism or Joint Implementation) and exchange of best practice at all levels (city, regional, national, inter- and non-governmental) can play an important role will be examined.

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