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 Spain, Italy, Portugal and France 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: EU Commission representation in Madrid, paseo de la Castellana 46, 28046 Madrid

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.


  • 09h30 Registration and coffee
  • 10h00 Welcome – Jochen Müller, Deputy Head of Representation, European Commission in Spain
  • 10h00 Welcome – Isabell Büschel, Manager Spain, T&E
  • 10h10 Introduction to the EUKI Project – Carlos Calvo Ambel, Director for Analysis and Climate, T&E
  • 10h30 Decarbonising transport – the main measures until 2030. Key outcomes of EUKI reports:
    • Spain – Carlos Calvo Ambel, T&E
    • Italy – Veronica Aneris, Manager Italy, T&E
  • 11h30 Coffee break
  • 12h00 The examples of other countries
    • Germany – Dorothee Saar, Transport and Clean Air Manager, Deutsche Umwelthilfe
    • Portugal - Francisco Ferreira, President at Zero
    • France - Anne Lassman-Trappier, Director transport and sustainable Mobility, France Nature Environnement
  • 12h45 - 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
  • 13h40 - Lunch break
  • 14h30 Plans of the Spanish government for decarbonising transport – Isabel del Olmo Florez, Head of Clean Mobility Department, IDAE (Spanish Institute for Diversification and Energy savings)
  • 15h10 Coffee break
  • 15h30 Next steps in the policy debate, with a focus on different transport modes – Panel discussion with all speakers, with contributions from the audience
  • 16h15 Closing remarks




Friday, June 14, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30