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.:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Statements & Presentations
Berlin High-level Dialogue on Implementing Rio+20 Decisions on Sustainable Cities and Urban Transport

Number of statements/presentations: 54

Welcome Address
Ms. Barbara Berninger, for Mr. Michael Müller, Senator for Urban Development and Environment and Mayor of Berlin
Ms. Almuth Hartwig-Tiedt, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, Health and Consumer Protection of the Federal State of Brandenburg
Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economlc and Social Affairs (UN DESA), New York, USA
Keynote Speakers
H.E. Mr. Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Chairman, Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS)
Ms. Kathrin Schneider
Secretary of State, Ministry for Infrastructure and Agriculture, State of Brandenburg
Session 1
Dr. Friedemann Kunst, Berlin Ministry for Urban Development
Challenges and Answers: The Berlin Transport Strategy
Mr. Thomas Meißner, Deputy Director, Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO
„Mobilitätsmanagement von Morgen – Nicht mit dem eigenen Auto unterwegs“
Session 2
Ms. Li Xiaolin, Chairwoman, China Power New Energy Development Company Limited (CPNE)
The Chinese Green Health City Project - Global Partnership for a Sustainable Future
Prof. Dr. Dieter Flämig, INFRAWIND EURASIA
Green Health City: the Beginning of a new Era of Urban Development – Sustainable Infrastructures as a Global Task and Urban Chance
Prof. Peter Ruge, Architekten
Sustainable Urban Approaches to an Efficient Balance between Human Beings and Nature
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Future Medicine as a part of a Green Health City
Prof. Dr. Kai Strunz, TU Berlin
Smart Grid as a Backbone of a Smart City
High-Level Morning Plenary Session
Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, President, German Federal Environment Agency
Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
Ms. Shrimati Meenaxiben Dashrathbhai Patel, Mayor, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, India
Ahmedabad towards Implementing Rio+ 20 Decisions: More Sustainable Transport for better Cities and Zero Waste City by 2031
Ms. Shrimati Meenaxiben Dashrathbhai Patel, Mayor, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, India
Ms. Pam O’Connor, Mayor, City of Santa Monica, California, USA
Achieving a Lower Carbon and more Sustainable City Alternatives in Santa Monica
Parallel Session 1
Opening Remarks: Mr. Lu Haifeng
Secretary-General, Global Forum for Human Settlements (GFHS)
Part I: Initiatives in Sustainable Cities
Mr. Lu Haifeng, Secretary-General, Global Forum for Human Settlements (GFHS)
Implement Rio+20 Decisions; Demonstrate New Urbanization-Standards of the Initiative of International Green Model City (IGMC)
Part II: Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Development and Eco-cities
Mr. Joseph Chan, Sustainability Director of Mission Hills Group
Pioneering low carbon and sustainable tourism in Mission Hills
Ms. Silvia Isabela Breu, Director, Oeiras Municipal Development Office, Portugal
Oeiras Urban Development: Jump from a Suburban City into a Developed City in 20 years
Parallel Session 3
Mr. Francois-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner, Head Travel & Transportation Practice, Arthur D. Little, Brussels Office
Which Business Models for integrated urban mobility?
Mr. Alain Flausch, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport [UITP)
Grow with Public Transport
Mr. Martin Roehrleef, Head of Staff Department
Public Transport: Key Player and Backbone of Modern Multimodal Mobility
Ms. Nicole Stroj, Coordinator Integrated Mobility, Austrian Federal Railways (OBB)
The Role of Cycling as a Part of Urban Mobility
Mr. Pedro Olivares, Director of F & S Consulting SA Caracas
Los Metrocables de Caracas - Aerial Cable Cars as an Innovative Solution for Urban Transport
Dr. Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General and Velo-city Series Director European Cyclist
The Role of Cycling as a Part of Urban Mobility
Mr. Philipp Wex, Senior Manager, Daimler Business Innovation, Germany
Simpl'eco'nvenient: A thought on success factors of urban mobility concepts and how Daimler is shaping urban mobility
Dr. Stephan Herbst, General Manager Energy Research Group (Toyota)
Multimodal Transport - an OEM Perspective
Parallel Session 4
Mr. Steve Kearns, Transport for London
The Move Towards Sustainable Transport
Ms. Tibleste Asgedom, Bureau Vice Head, Addis Ababa City Administration Road & Transport Bureau, Ethiopia
Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions in Ethiopia
Mr. Martin Ertl, Chief Innovation Officer, Bombardier Transportation
Intelligent Urban Mobility Solutions
Mr. Naoki Mimuro, Chief Representative of the City of Yokohama in Europe
What is the Smart City in Japan, Yokohama?
Mr. Lawrie Robertson, Director of Strategic Planning, Buro Happold
Transforming Cities to Foster Responsive, Affordable Mobility- Lessons from Detroit and Berlin
Mr. Reinier de Graaf, Partner, MA Rotterdam
Foresight in Hindsight. A History of Predictions
Mr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Promoting Cooperation for Sustainable Urban Development
Mr. Oleg Kamberski, Head, Passenger Transport and Taxis, International Road Transport Union
Taxis – the public transport enabler
Parallel Session 5
Dr. Helmar Rendez, Head of BU Distribution and Chairman of the Management Board, Vattenfall
Integration of Smart Energy Solutions into Smart Grids: Key Success Factors for a Sustainable City Development
Mr. Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Spokesperson of National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW)
Hydrogen, Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Drives – Federal Market Preparation Programs in Germany, Status Quo & Outlook
Mr. Hasso Georg Grünjes, Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens AG
The efficient and cost-effective solution for heavy duty road transport
Mr. Markus Schmidt, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Executive Vice President Sales
Electromobility has a bright future. Make it happen with Bosch.
Ms. Rada Rodriguez, CEO Schneider Electric GmbH and Country President Germany
Smart Infrastructures
Parallel Session 1A
Mr. Michael Cramer, Member of European Parliament, Transport Spokesperson of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
Transport and Climate Change in Urban Areas
Mr. Nick Craven, Manager of Unit Sustainable Development, International Union of Railways [UIC)
Rail is the backbone of sustainable transport
Mr. George Sun, Deputy Director for Research and Publications, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Sustainable Land Transport System -Singapore's Experience
Ms. Caroline Reichert, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Group Operations, Head of Mobility, France
Future Urban Mobility - Relevance for Car Makers
Ms. Jia Fu, Market Analyst, Bejing, China
The Role of Electric Two Wheelers in Sustainable Urban Transport in China: Market Analysis, Trends, Issues and Policy Options
Ms. Jia Fu, Market Analyst, Bejing, China
Background information paper: The Role of Electric Two-Wheelers in Sustainable Urban transport in China: Market analysis, trends, issues, policy options
Mr. Patrick Kayemba, Executiva Dirac:tor, FABIO, Kampala, Uganda
Promotion of Sustainable Transport In Kampala, Uganda
Parallel Session 1B
Mr. Ralf Baron, Partner, Arthur D. Little
Future of Urban Mobility: Results of Arthur D. Little Global Benchmarking Study
Ms. Judit Sandor, Sustainability and Environment Manager UN IFE - the European Rail Industry
RAIL: The backbone of Sustainable Transport
Mr. William Fernando Camargo Triana, Director of Transportation and Public Services, Secretariat of Planning, Bogota City
Urban Transport Planning lor Sustainable Urban Development: Policies and Projects for Sustainable Transport Development in Bogota
Mr. Choudhury R. C. Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan
Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Initiative and Programmes in Asia
Mr. Martin Magold, Chief of Sustainable Transport Section, Transport Devision, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Sustainable Transport in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus
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