The seminar will feature two speakers:
Maria Xylia, Researcher at SEI, will highlight the Covid pandemic, recent supply chain challenges and increasing energy prices that have a tremendous impact on the transportation sector around the world. How could such disruptive trends play out against the need to decarbonize transport and decrease greenhouse gas emissions? As new technologies and behaviors are emerging so does the need for considering equity when discussing transport increases. Equitable access to infrastructure will be the solution to alleviating mobility poverty.
Olga Petrik, an International Expert Modeler at Ramboll Sweden, and a former modeler/policy analyst at the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Olga Petrik participated in modelling and analysis work for ITF Transport Outlooks and is happy to participate in the discussion on the topic given that experience. ITF Transport Outlooks provide scenarios for the development of transport demand up to 2050, on a global and regional levels. They model transport decarbonization scenarios and identify decisions that policy makers will need to take to ensure a transition to sustainable mobility. The last edition (2021) includes a special focus on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on transport systems.