IEA Experts’ Dialogue on Material Trends in Transport

Venue: Centre de Conférence du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (CCM), Paris

Dates: 8 March 2018

Organiser: Sustainable Technology Outlooks, IEA

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) is embarking in a project to analyse the implications of material efficiency strategies and material use trends in different sectors of the economy on the demand of key materials in a 2DS context, as well as the knock-on system-level impacts on energy demand and related CO2 emissions. To provide strategic insights to this analysis, the IEA is organising a full-day experts’ meeting on 8 March 2018 in Paris.

This meeting will bring together leading experts on materials production, vehicles manufacturing and transport infrastructure materials design and production to discuss future trends of materials use in transportation equipment, the implications of emerging transport technologies and potential disruptions to the provision of services in passenger and freight transport to materials demand, and adaptation strategies of materials manufacturers to consumer needs.