Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

Half-day seminar: Just Mobility Transitions (JUSTMOB)

A half-day seminar on energy justice and mobility transitions, hosted by Bergen Energy Lab.

Just mobility
Siddharth Sareen

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Bergen is undergoing rapid changes in its urban mobility solutions. A new phase of the light rail is in progress. Electric scooters on the street have stirred up controversy. The public bicycle scheme has been expanded. Car sharing solutions are more popular than ever, and smart charging of electric cars and bicycles is becoming the norm. The debate over toll charges continues unabated, and green hydrogen fuel is attracting interest.

How do such rapid changes in mobility impact social justice? To what extent are the interests of those in the city centre and those in the suburbs taken into account? How do technological developments shift the nature of mobility in the city for those in different income classes? Are we witnessing a low-carbon transition; if so, is it a just transition? How can it become one?

To answer these big, timely and important questions for the future of urban mobility, we will gather an exciting array of speakers from the public and private sector as well as academia. We welcome everyone – citizens and experts on mobility – to join us as sectoral stakeholders.

This seminar is part of the Just Mobility Transitions programme anchored at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, University of Bergen. This programme is supported by the ‘European cities as actors in climate and energy transformation’ project funded by the Trond Mohn Foundation and led by Prof. Håvard Haarstad.



12:30-13:00 Lunch (free, please register in advance)
13:00-13:15 An introduction to Just Mobility Transitions – Håvard Haarstad, Director of Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, University of Bergen
13:15-13:30 Planning urban mobility transitions – Lars Kvalbein, Bergen Municipality
13:30-13:45 Car sharing as a just solution – Tori Langaas, CEO of Bildeleringen
13:45-14:00 Smart e-mobility innovation with Blockchain – Wilfried Pimenta, CEO of Alpha Venturi, BD at IOTA Foundation

14:00-14:15 Questions from the audience (coffee available)

14:15-14:45 Research agenda for Just Mobility Transitions – panel discussion between Amber Nordholm, Devyn Remme and Siddharth Sareen, University of Bergen
14:45-15:00 Planning car-free zones in practice - Lea Oppedal, Bergen Municipality
15:00-15:30 Digitalisation as the future of mobility? – panel with Lars Kvalbein, Lars Petter Klem (Bergen Municipality) and Tori Langaas moderated by Devyn Remme


A video recording of the seminar is now available HERE. More details are available on the JUSTMOB webpage.