This session will explore why equitable access to transportation is needed to achieve development goals while also playing a critical role in combating the unfolding crisis of climate change. Solutions must consider how people really travel, and how goods are delivered. Just and inclusive cities promise broader distribution of resources enabling a broader participation in the economy. Inclusive transportation planning is critical to achieving equitable access to increasingly low carbon modes of transportation. However, the barriers of political will and direction must be overcome, including transport services that do not include those that would benefit from it most, low awareness of the justice implications of accessible transport, and the lack of funds and financing for sustainable, accessible transportation. This session will describe mechanisms that could be applied internationally at the regional or municipal level to ensure clean transportation for all.
Moderated by Jill Capotosto Energy Justice Liaison, Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstration
Patricia Romero-Lankao Senior Research Scientist, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Aimee Gauthier Chief Knowledge Officer, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy