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Session 5: Talanoa Dialogue on urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Wed, 17/10/2018 - 11:15 to 13:00

Within the framework of the 1st Cities Conference, the Urban Mobility seminar was organized, where the space was opened to strengthen the discussion of sustainable urban transport as an opportunity to achieve the objectives of the Regional Action Plan and the implementation of the NUA in America. Latin America and the Caribbean, the NUA, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. In this second edition of the Conference, the dialogue will continue to promote safer, more accessible and more sustainable urban mobility in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Climate resilience and greenhouse gas mitigation are important aspects of sustainable urban mobility. The recent publication of the IPPC 1.5º C report and the impending revision of Nationally Determined Contributions for submission to the UNFCCC in 2020 highlight the importance of considering the climate dimension of urban mobility.

As part of their Presidency of the UNFCCC Conferences in 2018 the Fijians have encouraged the widespread use of Talanoa Dialogues to enhance understanding and action on climate change. Talanoa is a traditional word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good through storytelling and listening.

In the second edition of the Conference of Cities, this session will hold a Regional Talanoa Dialogue focussing on urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. This interactive dialogue will be organised around 3 themes: Where are we, Where do we want to go and How do we get there?

A summary of this interative session will be submitted to the Talanoa Dialogue Platform and so contribute to the climate negociations that will take place at UNFCCC COP24 during the Katowice Climate Conference in December 2018.

This session is organized by the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and ECLAC with the support of Despacio and GIZ.

Structure of the session and objectives

The general objective of the session on the Talanoa Dialogue session on urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean is to:

Through open and inclusive dialogue improve understanding of the climate dimension of urban mobility and so accelerate action.

The expected results of the session on the Talanoa Dialogue on low carbon urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean are:

  • Consider “Where are we?”

  • Reflect on “Where do we want to go”?

  • Discuss “How do we get there?”

  • Produce a short written contribution to be submitted to the Talanoa Dialogue platform – to contribute to the UNFCCC climate negotiations.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

11:15 – 13:00     Session 5: Regional Talanoa Dialogue on urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean

Moderator: Michael Engelskirchen, GIZ

 

11:15- 11:30        Introduction to Talanoa Dialogue, Mark Major, Senior Advisor, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)

11:30 – 12:00     Where are we with Urban Mobility in LAC region?

Ramon Cruz, International Program Manager, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

Online survey: Where are we? - Options: a) Wonderfully well, b) OK, c) Badly and d) Terrible

Open exchange

12:00 – 12:30     Where do we want to go with Urban Mobility in LAC region?

Hilda Martinez, Consultant (TBC)

Online survey: Where do we want to go? Options: a) Human focused planning and investments, b) Implementation of technology solutions, c) Fairer pricing, d) PT prioritisation

Open exchange

12:30 – 13:00     How do we get there with Urban Mobility in LAC region?

Joseluis Samaniego, Director, CEPAL (TBC)

Online survey: How do we get there? - Options: a) Stronger national urban mobility policy, b)   More powers for cities, c) Better city financing, d) Better qualified staff resources at the local level  

Open exchange

13:00                 Conclusions and close