United NationsDepartamento de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales Desarrollo Sostenible
Eventos

Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainable transport

Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.00 am
Beijing, China (BJT: 4-5 pm CEST: 10-11 pm EDT: 4-5 am)

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Background

Livestream:

https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1e/k1egp73beo

The Forum will bring together inspiring leaders in science, technology and innovation to present innovative solutions to sustainable transport-related challenges and to identify areas where additional efforts are necessary. It will identify priority options, policies and measures for achieving sustainable transport systems at a large scale that are efficient, inclusive, safe, resilient, low-carbon and environmentally friendly. It will focus on addressing gaps in sustainable transport innovation and technology development through multi-stakeholder action, including by involving policy makers, science and engineering communities, the private sector and civil society organizations. It will also showcase and discuss partnerships by organized science and engineering communities that aim to build on science, technology and engineering for the achievement of sustainable transport.

Co-Chairs:

  • H.E. Mr. Wang Zhiqing, Vice Minister of Transport, China
  • Ms. Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and Officer-in-Charge, United Nations Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology

Moderator:

  • Mr. Gong Ke, President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Panelists:

  • Mr. Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University, Australia
  • Ms. Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech and Member, National Academy of Engineering, USA
  • Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Chair, Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission; former member, 10-Member-Group of High-level Representatives of civil society, private sector and scientific community in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism
  • Mr. Ryan Janzen, CTO and Co-Founder, TransPod Inc., Canada
  • Mr. Guo Shougang, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China

Other stakeholders:

  • Mr. Michiharu Nakamura, Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency; former member, 10-Member-Group of High-level Representatives of civil society, private sector, and scientific community in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism
  • Mr. Sun Ziyu, Vice President of China Communications Construction Company Ltd

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Sustainable transport

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