Day 1 - June 11

08.00 - 10:00

Registration and coffee

10:00 - 12:00

Opening session

Transportation is one of the main pillars of society. It may enhance inclusive economic growth and social welfare. It is fundamental to increasing the access to job opportunities and to key public services like healthcare and education. Transportation is key to a sustainable future, but transformative changes are needed.

At Via Nordica 2024 we will focus on road transport. This sector has come a long way with a more sustainable approach to the planning, construction and maintenance of roads. But even if we are constantly taking steps in the right direction, there is more work to be done, since road transport causes negative impacts on both the environment and human health in the form of greenhouse gas emission, noise, air pollution and habitat fragmentation. Reducing these negative impacts through technological advancement and changes in policies and methods are the key topics at “Via Nordica 2024 – UN Global Goals - Nordic Road Sector Approaches”.

Welcome, Jens Holmboe, Chair of the Nordic Road Association and Director General, Danish Road Directorate

Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the EU Commission's Mission Board on Adaptation to Climate Change including societal change, former EU Commissioner for Climate Action (2010-2014) 

Johan Kuylenstierna, Director General, Formas,  the Swedish Government Research Council for Sustainable Development 

Nina Porst, Executive Director for Climate, Environment and Security, Danish Shipping

Thomas Fabian, Chief Commercial Vehicles Officer, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

Moderator: Martin Breum, Journalist, Author, and Moderator

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:30

Technical Programme – parallel sessions. Click on the session titles to read the full session descriptions.

14:30 - 15:00


15:00 - 17:30

Technical tours  - Click on the session titles to read the full session descriptions

19:00 - 23:00

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