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MES Conference 2020: Sustainable and Inclusive Global Mobility Initiative (SIGMI)

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About SIGMI

The Sustainable and Inclusive Global Mobility Initiative (SIGMI) aims to educate participants about the current position of sustainable transport, especially in the context of the global South. Furthermore, we want to educate and inform participants about concepts with which they may not have direct contact and how these concepts play a role in sustainable development and the further development of innovative idea generation.

Since 2013 the TU Berlin has developed 6 research areas and the contents of SIGMI are closely linked to 2: Infrastructure and Mobility and Energy Systems and Sustainable Resource Management. The area of infrastructure and mobility is described as follows: "Against the background of climate change, demographic change and economic change, this core topic deals with the challenges and opportunities of shaping our future infrastructure and mobility" (TUB research foci). Sustainable transport systems, especially innovations such as electric vehicles, also have a direct impact on the achievement of several SDGs, especially SDG 9 and 11.

Our goal with SIGMI is to demonstrate the use of sustainable transport models (car/bike sharing, electric mobility etc.) in an evolving environment. Are these concepts already implemented and if so, which success factors can be replicated in other models? If not, what are the main obstacles and challenges that need to be overcome in order for sustainable transport to succeed in the Global South?

The symposium, followed by a lecture series, will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities of all aspects of sustainable transport, including electric vehicles, closed loop recycling management and how sustainable transport can minimise the impact of climate change and contribute to achieving SDG 11. Through this initiative, participants can learn success factors and best practice scenarios from experts as well as case studies from the field.

October 29-30, 2020
TU Berlin,
Berlin, Germany

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