Working Session: Transportation—Mobility in a Drawdown World (Option 4 of 4)

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Moderators
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J. Lee Everett Professor in Engineering, Penn State
Project Drawdown Senior Fellow
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Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Discussants
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Senior Research Associate, Larson Transportation Institute, Penn State
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Director, STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways), University of California, Davis
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Head, Department Chemical Energy Storage, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
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Assistant Research Professor, Penn State
Innovation Talk Presenters
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Drawdown Scholar, Penn State
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Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Dartmouth College
Online Moderator
Note Taker

For over a century societal and economic development has been tied to the internal combustion engine (ICE) as it enabled extensive levels of personal mobility that helped reduce poverty and improved billions of lives. However, the costs to the environment and climate of conventional private ICE automobile use as well as emissions-intensive aviation and freight transport have become obvious. With the transportation sector, there are a variety of existing sustainable mobility options to move people and freight in both urban and non-urban environments. The use of transportation technology is dependent on individual behavior and choice as well as local constraints and contexts, policy, and investments; these complexities are impossible to capture at the global level. Understanding the assumptions, trade-offs, and integration required for comprehensive transportation solutions is critical for our global journey towards drawdown.

Related Conference Themes
Transportation