Transport decarbonisation in the EU and Member States: best practices and the future of zero-emissions transport

This conference will discuss transport decarbonisation in the context of the Eastern and Central European EU Member States, with a focus on the 2030 and long-term decarbonisation targets. We aim at discussing challenges, exchanging good practices, having an outlook to the future of transport decarbonisation and enhancing collaboration among stakeholders from like-minded countries.

Venue: Flanders Representation Office, Ráday utca 58, H-1092 Budapest, Hungary

Transport is now the biggest climate problem in the EU with emissions on the rise since the past years. The EU is, on the other hand, trying to champion the fight against climate change, setting decarbonisation objectives in the short term and aiming at a net-zero emissions economy by the second half of this century.

Despite transport being a big part of the problem, it can also be a huge contributor to the decarbonisation of the EU economy. But not only that: re-thinking the way we move will deliver many other benefits: cleaner air, healthier citizens and cities, energy savings, etc. Technologies are popping up, but political and societal will are necessary.

Draft program

  • 09h00 Registration and coffee
  • 09h30 Welcome – András Lukács, President of CAAG
  • 09h40 Introduction of the EUKI Project – Carlos Calvo Ambel, Manager for Analysis and Climate, T&E
  • 10h00 Decarbonising transport – the main measures until 2030. Key outcomes of EUKI reports:
    • Hungary – András Lukács, CAAG
    • Poland – Piotr Skubisz, INSPRO
    • Romania – Mihai Stoica, 2Celsius
  • 11h30 Coffee break
  • 10h50 The examples of other countries
    • Belgium – Laurien Spruyt, Policy officer Climate & Mobility Bond Beter Leefmilieu
    • Germany – Dorothee Saar, Transport and Clean Air Manager, Deutsche Umwelthilfe
  • 12h50 Lunch break
  • 13h40 The 2050 long term strategy. Overview of the role of transport in the net-zero economy and the role of stakeholders – Carlos Calvo Ambel, T&E
  • 14h00 Plans of the Hungarian government for decarbonising transport – László Mosóczi, State Secretary for Transport, Ministry of Technology and Innovation
  • 14h50 Coffee break
  • 15h10 Next steps in the policy debate, with a focus on different transport modes – Panel discussion with all speakers, with contributions from the audience
  • 16h30 Closing remarks



Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00