International Conference "Climate Change and Transport"

  • Date: 17.10.2014
  • On October 9 - 10, 2014 the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCRTS) international conference on “Climate Change and Transport” took place in Karlsruhe. The conference highlighted challenges in current research and scientific methods for greenhouse gas emission mitigation in transport. The event was organized by our colleagues Dr. Patrick Jochem and Dr. Wolfgang Schade (Fraunhofer ISI) supported by the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU).

    Speeches and discussions were sectioned into five topical blocks. Amongst others theoretical and practical aspects Governance and economic measures were presented. Another focus was set on aviation, which is the fastest growing transport sector at the moment while not having been a major subject in terms of GHG emission so far. Social aspects of climate change and transports were discussed with the introduction of a consumer study on personal behavior.

    Conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of the international Journal “Transport Research Part D: Transport and Environment” by Elsevier Publishing.

    Dr. Patrick Jochem is Chair of the WCRTS Special Interest Group F2 – Transport and Environment.