Moving Baltic Sea Region to carbon neutral mobility – opportunities and challenges

In the 5th session of the seminar series "Space Bridges 2.0", we will focus on the pathway towards low carbon mobility. Specifically focusing on the Baltic Sea Region with its opportunties and challenges.

Electric car logo painted on asphalt

Event description

For the session, we have invited several experts on the topic of low carbon and zero-carbon mobility. During the session, we will discuss the infrastructural solutions for electric vehicles, city planning for sustainable transportation, self-driving cars and how social behaviours play a critical role in the shift to low carbon emission travelling.

The Baltic University Programme National Centre for Latvia at Riga Technical University is hosting this session together with the Baltic University Programme's coordinating secretariat at Uppsala University.

Programme

  • Welcoming notes
  • A Green Deal implementation guide for road transport: a research and innovation perspective
  • Development of electric vehicle charging system in Latvia
  • New mobility solutions in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region targeting carbon neutral environment
  • Self-driving cars on the public streets now and in the future (in Tallinn)
  • Comparison of walkability of Vilnius, Kaunas, Malmö and Riga as premise for carbon free movement
  • Recent advances in hybrid and battery electric vehicle technologies and impact on the Latvian automotive sector
  • Flygskam – The Swedish phenomenon of flight shame
  • Panel discussion: What changes to anticipate in mobility after 10 years in the Baltic Sea Region?
  • Closing remarks

Quick information

RTU logotypeDate and time: 4 June 2021, 13.00-16.00 (CEST)
Host: Riga Technical University, Latvia
Co-Host: Uppsala University, Sweden
Location: Online
Open for: Public

Watch the recorded presentations from the seminar on the BUP YouTube Channel

Riga Technical University logo

Program

Time (CEST) Program
13.00

Welcoming notes

  • Juris Iljins
  • Madeleine Granvik
13.10

A Green Deal implementation guide for road transport: a research and innovation perspective

Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Maurizio Maggiore

13.25

Development of electric vehicle charging system in Latvia

Dr. Sc. Ing. Edmunds Kamoliņš
13.40

New mobility solutions in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region targeting carbon neutral environment

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Viktor Skrickij
13.55 Break
14.05

Self-driving cars on the public streets now and in the future (in Tallinn)

  • PhD candidate Krister Kalda
14.20

Comparison of walkability of Vilnius, Kaunas, Malmö and Riga as premise for carbon free movement

  • Prof. Kęstutis Zaleckis
14.35

Recent advances in hybrid and battery electric vehicle technologies and impact on the Latvian automotive sector

  • M. Sc. Ing. Artūrs Bogdanovs
14.50

Flygskam – The Swedish phenomenon of flight shame

PhD. Henner Busch
15.05

Panel discussion;
What changes to anticipate in mobility after 10 years in the Baltic Sea Region?

  • Moderator: Juris Iljins

Experts: Edmunds Kamoliņš, Viktor Skrickij, Krister Kalda, Kęstutis Zaleckis, Artūrs Bogdanovs, Henner Busch

16.00 Closing remarks

Presenters

European Commission logoMaurizio MaggioreDirectorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Maurizio Maggiore

Maurizio will give a presentation titled: A Green Deal implementation guide for road transport: a research and innovation perspective


Edmunds KamolinsRiga Technical University logoDr. Sc. Ing. Associate Professor
Edmunds Kamoliņš

Leading researcher, Transport institute director
Riga Technical university, Riga, Latvia

Edmunds will give a presentation titled: Development of electric vehicle charging system in Latvia


Viktor SkrickijVilnius Tech LogoAssociate Professor, Dr.
Viktor Skrickij

Director of the Transport and Logistics Competence Centre
VILNIUS TECH, Vilnius, Lithuania

Viktor will give a presentation titled: New mobility solutions in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region targeting carbon neutral environment


Tallinn University of Technology logoKrister KaldaPhD candidate
Krister Kalda

Smart City Center of Excellence project manager
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Krister will give a presentation titled: Self-driving cars on the public streets now and in the future (in Tallinn)


Kestutis ZaleckisKaunas University of Technology logoProfessor
Kęstutis Zaleckis

Professor
Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

Kęstutis will give a presentation titled: Comparison of walkability of Vilnius, Kaunas, Malmo and Riga as premise for carbon free movement


Arturs BodfanovsRiga Technical UniversityMaster of Science, Ing.
Artūrs Bogdanovs

Research assistant
Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia

Artūrs will give a presentation titled: Recent advances in hybrid and battery electric vehicle technologies and impact on the Latvian automotive sector


Henner BuschLund University logoPhD.
Henner Busch

Researcher, LUCSUS
Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Henner will give a presentation titled: "Flygskam" – The Swedish phenomenon of flight shame

Hosts

Juris IljinsRiga Technical UniversityJuris Iljins

National Centre Director of the BUP in Latvia
Administrative director of Riga Technical University, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia

Juris is the session's host


Madeleine GranvikUppsala University logoAssociate Professor, PhD.
Madeleine Granvik

Director of the Baltic University Programme
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Madeleine is the session's co-host

Last modified: 2021-06-10