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CONFERENCE Clean mobility in Lithuania: opportunities for consumers, challenges for policy makers

2018-10-19
Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Building I, Constitution Hall, 2nd Floor Gedimino Ave. 53, LT-01109 Vilnius, Lithuania

In Lithuania, discussions on ‘dirty‘ transport taxes are heating up; European Parliament votes, Council decides on CO2 limits for passenger cars and vans. We will discuss steps to clean mobility in the conference, gathering broad spectre of policy makers and market actors – consumers, car distributors, academics, NGOs. For the first time in Lithuania, local TCO (total cost of ownership) study results will be presented.

 

The study was commissioned by the European Consumer Organisation BEUC together with the Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organisations, while the mathematical modelling was executed by UK‘s specialist energy consultancy „Element Energy“. In many European countries, similar studies help politicians to reach sound decisions on policy measures helping to limit polluting transport use and employ support schemes to fasten the transition to clean mobility.

 

Conference will be held in Lithuania, with translation to/from English. Moderator: Member of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Mr. Virgilijus Poderys.

 

AGENDA

09:00-09:30     Registration and Coffee

09:30-09:40     Welcome and opening remarks by Lithuanian Parliament Member Virgilijus Poderys

09:40-09:50     Welcome by Honorary Guest(s). Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas

09:50-10:20     Presentation of Lithuanian TCO study. Alex Stewart, UK’s specialized consultancy company „Element Energy“, Director

10:20-10:35     View from the consumers’ perspective: what future mobility looks like? Safe, affordable, sustainable. Kęstutis Kupšys, Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organisations, Member of the Board.

10:35-10:50     Future fleet trends in the context of TCO: car market actors’ perspective. Vitoldas Milius, Lithuanian auto entrepreneurs’ association, Director General and/or other car market expert [tbc]

 

10:50-11:15     Coffee break | Press briefing

 

11:15-11:30     Fuelling Europe’s Future: How ultra-low emission vehicles benefit energy security, the environment and the European economy? Abrial Gilbert-d’Halluin, European Climate Foundation, Senior Associate (Transport)

11:30-11:45     On the road towards clean mobility: Lithuanian outlook. Gintarė Krušnienė, Advisor to the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

11:45-12:00     Remarks by Jonas Damidavičius, representative of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

12:00-12:45     Q&A session and open roundtable discussion. Participants: members of Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament), MEPs elected in Lithuania and/or their representatives, officials from the Lithuanian executive branch and from the Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania, vehicle distribution market professionals, academia and NGOs.

 

12:45-12:50     Concluding remarks by Mr. Virgilijus Poderys

12:50               Informal get-together

13:30               End of the conference

 

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 Practical information

 NB! Valid ID has to be presented upon entering Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania building complex. Unfortunately, no entry is possible on any circumstances without ID (passport and/or official European plastic ID card). Drivers’ licence and similar documents are not valid for this purpose.