Clean Transport and Urban Sustainability Training in Stockholm

Clean Transport and Urban Sustainability Training in Stockholm 2024

Program Introduction

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), transport accounts for over a third of global CO emissions. Carbon footprint from road, shipping, and aviation needs to fall by 20% by 2030 if countries are to align with net zero world goals. The electrification of road vehicles is particularly fundamental to this commitment as the transition to clean transport can drastically reduce greenhouse gases, reverse air pollution, and minimize biodiversity loss.

The global community has started to acknowledge that there is no safe level of air pollution. This is why most developed countries strive to transition to clean transportation systems. Clean transport means shifting to alternative fuels and the expansion in the use of public transportation services. This way countries can achieve lower GHGs alongside greater accessibility, affordability, and efficiency.

This training program has been exclusively developed by Risalat to equip its delegates with detailed knowledge and skills needed to comprehend, plan, and implement clean transport solutions in urban areas contributing to long-term growth and sustainability.

Target Audience

This training program can benefit a diverse range of professionals in urban planning, transportation, and environmental management fields. Primarily it is aimed at the following:

  • Transportation engineers and planners
  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Environmental management specialists
  • Urban planners
  • Public health professionals
  • Transportation services providers

Program Objectives

The ultimate objective of this training is to help delegates understand the need for clean transportation systems and help them integrate sustainable fleet solutions into urban planning. Upon the completion of the program, participants are expected to:

  • Differentiate between conventional and sustainable transportation modes and understand the need for transition to the latter.
  • Support and promote the adoption of clean transportation modes, including electric vehicles, public transport, walking, and cycling.
  • Understand and expand policy frameworks that support clean transport initiatives.
  • Utilize smart technologies to optimize traffic flow, reduce congestion, and enhance overall urban transportation efficiency.
  • Help design sustainable transportation infrastructure that accommodates diverse modes of transport suitable for various needs.
  • Analyze funding mechanisms and economic incentives for sustainable transportation projects.
  • Support the development of strategies that boost the resilience and adaptability of transportation infrastructure.

Program Contents

First Day

  • Fundamental principles of sustainable transportation
  • The role of clean transport in urban sustainability
  • Air quality and health impacts owing to conventional transportation systems
  • GHGs and Climate Change
  • Impact of Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Sustainable transport options

Second Day

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Clean Public Transportation Systems
  • Active Transportation – Walking & Cycling
  • Integrating clean transportation in urban planning
  • Compact and mixed-use development
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Complete streets design guidelines

Third Day

  • Policy framework supporting clean transport at national and municipal levels
  • Regulatory incentives and mandates
  • Intelligent traffic management systems
  • Transportation planning based on data analytics
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Assessing existing urban infrastructure
  • Planning for multi-modal transportation

Fourth Day

  • Green infrastructure and its integration
  • Community engagement and inclusivity in urban infrastructure planning
  • Economic implications of transitioning to clean transport
  • Funding of clean transport projects
  • PPPs for green transport infrastructure
  • Climate change and resilient transportation systems
  • Promoting sustainable transport choices
  • Media relations and public awareness campaigns on green transport

Fifth Day – Global best practices exchange and local exposure 

The last day of the program shall entirely be dedicated to the exploration of global best practices and their adaptation to local contexts. Training delegates shall walk through Sweden’s journey to greening transport infrastructure observing some of the most crucial aspects of the success story including:

  • Adoption of electric vehicles
  • Public transport greening
  • Bicycle infrastructure
  • Carpooling and ride-sharing options
  • Sweden’s governmental policy
  • Smart City Initiatives
  • Public Awareness and education on clean transport matters
  • Green financing

Program Methodology

The program focuses on enhancing practical skills and knowledge regarding clean transport transition and sustainable urban infrastructure planning. The presentation, exercises, simulations, case studies, and discussion questions are explicitly tailored to professionals working on greening road transportation options in large urban settings.

Proven adult-learning methodology and principles guide the entire process intending to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and create a long-lasting impact. Practical exposure and study tour alongside panel discussions target enhancing real-life capabilities.

Host Country Profile

Decarbonization of Sweden’s transport sector is at the heart of the country’s net zero world commitment. Road transport accounts for about 30% of all emissions. The government aims to have a fossil-independent fleet by 2050, targeting to cut down transport emissions by 80% by as early as 2030. The country has deployed a number of policies and incentives to promote clean and sustainable transport initiatives and green technology use.

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