april, 2024

thu25apr15:30thu17:00Mobility Talks 24: Zero-emission mobility in cities - what's the plan?15:30 - 17:00

Event Details

Cities in Europe are in the middle of the transition to cleaner modes of transport. At EU, national, and local levels, ambitious strategies and initiatives set the course towards zero-emission mobility. While the speed of the transformation varies from city to city, the transition requires both private and public stakeholders to answer key questions around the efficiency, safety, viability, and fairness of the new zero-emission mobility paradigm.

In this Mobility Talk, we want to take stock of the zero-emission mobility transition in European cities. Our experts will discuss their best practices to make urban mobility cleaner, based on own experience, use cases, and sector knowledge.

Meet our panellists

Joan Cardona – Business Development Manager Railway & Logistics at Eurecat

Joan Cardona is an industrial Engineer by UPC, founding partner and CEO of the acoustic consultancy AV Ingenieros, associate professor at UPC and professor of a master’s degree in Railway Engineering at the University of Cantabria.

In 2023, he joined the Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia as Business Development Manager for the railway, logistics and urban mobility markets. 

Tomas Grönqvist – Founder & CEO of MIOO

Tomas Grönqvist is the founder and CEO of MIOO, an award-winning platform driving increased cycling with over 30,000 users.

With a background as a serial entrepreneur, former professional cyclist, and consultant in cycling and mobility management, he’s been advocating for everyday cycling for a decade. He initiated Sweden’s largest network for cycling issues in cities and the Swedish Parliament’s cycling network.

Bregtje Bax – Senior Policy Advisor Sustainable Mobility at the City of the Hague

Bregtje Bax has worked at the Municipality of The Hague since 2018. She is currently senior policy advisor on sustainable mobility. She aims to accelerate the climate ambitions of The Hague by stimulating sustainable mobility, leading by example as a municipality and working together with stakeholders in the city.

The past year she has worked together with colleagues on reaching a Climate Agreement for The Hague, which resulted in several climate deals on sustainable mobility with important stakeholders in the city. She was inspired to pursue a career in sustainable mobility after realizing the importance of working towards a healthy and green city where she lives with her family.

Anna Huttunen – Climate Neutral Cities Adviser for NetZeroCities

Anna Huttunen currently works as climate-neutral cities adviser for NetZeroCities, a platform which supports European mission cities to reach climate neutrality by 2030. Anna joined Climate KIC and the NetZeroCities City Advisor team after working several years in a city administration.

Anna has a strong background in sustainable mobility and has worked on developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), building the ecosystem and breaking the silos, implementing and measuring their results.

Anna is a keen advocate for cycling (the future of transport in cities) and has also worked on environmental governance from a participatory standpoint, working to improve communication efforts and citizen engagement in past roles. Huttunen aims to make others excited about sustainable mobility and the co-benefits it has to offer.

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(Thursday) 15:30 - 17:00