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Environment and Transport in Different Contexts

This COST Strategic workshop deals with the environmental issues related to transport in different areas with a particular focus on the South countries, capitalising on the best practice and sharing North-South and South-South experiences.

27 October 2008 - 29 October 2008
Algeria

This COST Strategic workshop deals with the environmental issues related to transport in different areas with a particular focus on the South countries, capitalising on the best practice and sharing North-South and South-South experiences.

The main topics to be dealt with are:
* Transportation system and environmental impacts: vehicle fleet, traffic and mobility, infrastructures, emission (road, rail, aviation, maritime).
* Impact of transportation on population and ecosystem: greenhouse, air pollution, health effect, noise, water pollution, landscape, waste, fauna, flora.
* Evaluation methodology of environmental sustainability: modelling of impacts, environmental indicators, decision-making tools, external costs.
* Technology control: fuels, vehicle technologies, urban transport management, public transportation system, vehicles inspection and maintenance.
* Transportation policy: environmental policy, policy and legislation of mobility (people and goods), transport demand control, search for sustainable scenarios.

The symposium will be held, in French and English, in the city of Ghardaïa located in the North of the Algerian Sahara. Practical details such as the registration fee can be obtained from the website mentioned below.

http://www.inrets.fr/services/manif/ghardaia-oct08/index_EN.html