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Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

31 January 2013 @ 12:00 am

  Three thematic tracks on sustainable transport in Delhi Sustainable
– Low carbon and sustainable mobility for all: Urban transport situation in many developing countries including India is heading towards a crisis. Lack of mobility options for a significant part of the population living in the cities raises the issues related to equity in our transport systems. An urgent need for providing adequate and quality choices for ‘Mobility for ALL’ is being recognized as a solution for our cities. Improving and enhancing the mass transport systems, non-motorized transport systems and the intermediate and informal transport systems are the key solutions that need to be adopted by the cities in the developing countries. This track will target to deliberate upon the sustainability approach required for urban mobility, the role of national policies and programs, the way to plan and improve mass transport and non-motorized transport systems, and the need for innovative urban mobility concepts and services. Speakers from government, academia, industry, and international policy think tanks will address the audience and get involved in discussions to findings ways to promote sustainable mobility in our cities.

– Making individual mobility low carbon and sustainable: With rapid growth of urban areas, the demand for mobility is expected to grow manifold. If the current trends continue, a large part of urban mobility demand will be met by individual modes of transport i.e. cars and two-wheelers. While it is important to improve and enhance the mass mobility means, it is also important to reduce the energy, material and CO2 footprint of individual mobility modes. This track will discuss the challenges and solutions to making individual mobility low carbon and sustainable. The key issues to be deliberated in the track include: promoting sustainability approach across the entire value chain of sustainable mobility modes, improving energy efficiency of individual modes of transport and promoting electric mobility in passenger vehicle segment. Speakers from government, industry and international policy think tanks will address the audience and get involved in discussions to findings ways to reducing the environmental impact of individual modes of transport

– Improving long-distance passenger transport systems in India: Introducing high speed rail: Rapid economic growth and urbanization has led to an explosive increase in the demand for long-distance mobility in India. The current passenger transport systems for long-distance transport will not be able to support the high levels of transport demand in the future, thus calling for an urgent need to look at solutions for high capacity, energy efficient and state of the art passenger transport systems for the country. High speed rail systems offer a huge potential to offer high capacity and faster services for meeting the long-distance passenger transport needs. The high speed rails can change the way people travel in the country and provide an impetus to the economic growth. This track will focus on discussing various issues surrounding the introduction of high speed rail systems in India. Speakers from government, multilateral banks, research institutes, and infrastructure companies will deliberate on issues like the need for high speed rail mobility in India, nature and impact of high speed rail in other countries, international experience of funding High Speed Rail projects, regulatory and institutional challenges and the role of central and state governments in developing High Speed Rail projects.


31 January 2013
12:00 am