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Transport and Climate Change, 13th December

A special event with Professor Bert van Wee from the Netherlands

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$45.00

General Information

Professor Bert van Wee

Join leading Dutch transport academic and commentator Professor Bert van Wee for this two-hour event focused on Australia’s transport emissions. Ingrid Burfurd from the Grattan Institute and Liam Davies will join Professor van Wee to discuss policy options for lowering transport emissions to meet Australia’s targets.

 Why is this seminar important?

Transport emissions have grown more than any other sector, increasing nearly 60% since 1990.

Australia is now ranked as one of the worst performing OECD countries in transport efficiency, with among the highest levels of car dependence and lowest levels of electric vehicle uptake.

Topics

Dutch examples of best practice

Take a look at what the Netherlands has been doing to lower transport emissions, at both a regional and local level. This includes electric vehicle policies, public transport and active transport.

Australian transport emissions

Ingrid from the Grattan Institute will discuss how vehicle emission standards would help reduce Australia’s emissions. Liam will provide an analysis of transport emissions in Melbourne and examine the potential to bring emissions in line with government targets. Liam will offer a suite of policy recommendations to begin to reverse the growth trend in emissions.

Electric vehicles and micro mobility

Electric vehicles are set to become the dominant form of motoring in coming decades. The role of government in helping to transition the fleet to zero emission vehicles will be described. The potential for micro mobility will be outlined and what policy settings are necessary to maximise their contribution to the transport system.

Speakers

Professor Bert van Wee

Professor Bert van Wee

Delft Technical University, The Netherlands

Bert van Wee is Professor of Transport Policy and is well known in the Netherlands as one of the most respected authorities on transport and land use planning. He regularly advises Ministers and local government politicians on transport issues and it is his depth of knowledge in Dutch transport planning that makes Bert such an in demand presenter.

Previously Romilly was CEO Infrastructure Australia (IA), where she was responsible for overseeing IA’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

Previously Romilly was CEO Infrastructure Australia (IA), where she was responsible for overseeing IA’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.

Previously Romilly was CEO Infrastructure Australia (IA), where she was responsible for overseeing IA’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.

Previously Romilly was CEO Infrastructure Australia (IA), where she was responsible for overseeing IA’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

Before joining Infrastructure Australia, Ms Madew was CEO of Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Ms Madew was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019.

She is currently a Member of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE) Infrastructure Forum; Member of Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee; Director of Sydney Olympic Park Authority; Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW)[; Federal Government appointee, G20 EMPOWER – Empowerment and Progression of Women’s Economic Representation and Director of Minerva Network (supporting Australia’s elite sportswomen).

Romilly is an active surf life saver.  She was previously President of Bilgola SLSC for 6 seasons, is a Patrol Captain for Bilgola, a Duty Officer for Surf Lifesaving Sydney Northern Beaches Branch (SLSSNB) as well as being their Support Services Coordinator and a Committee Member for their Board of Life Saving and Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Dr Ingrid Burfurd

Dr Ingrid Burfurd

Grattan Institute

Ingrid Burfurd is a Senior Associate in Grattan Institute’s Cities and Transport Program. Ingrid has a background in public policy and academic research, with experience in environmental, transport, and procurement policy. Her expertise is in designing markets for public goods.

Ingrid previously worked as a Senior Economist in the Victorian Public Service. She served as a Senior Expert Advisor on the UNFCCC’s High-Level Panel reviewing the Clean Development Mechanism, and as an academic she lectured first- and second-year microeconomics.
Ingrid has a PhD in Economics and an honours degree in Arts and Commerce (Economics), both from the University of Melbourne. Her research has been published in highly-ranked journals including Experimental Economics and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Liam Davies

Liam Davies

Senior Transport Analyst, Institute for Sensible Transport

Liam is a technical research specialist, with a focus on applying analytical methods to transport challenges. He has an in-depth understanding of transport emissions modelling, electric vehicle transition pathways for organisational fleets and large scale transport projects to reduce emissions.

Venue

Jack Dyer Pavillion

Citizens Park

245 Highett Street, Richmond

3pm – 5pm
Tuesday 13th December 2022

Refreshments provided

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Date:
December 13
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$45.00