Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence: “The Energy Transition in Land Transportation” (Conférence en anglais) : Maison de la Chimie
Salle 269 28 rue Saint-Dominique 75007 Paris. 


Scope of the workshop

Land transportation for passengers and merchandises is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions worldwide. Emissions are barely declining in OCDE countries and bound to grow in emerging countries due to the increase in standards of living. This situation creates an important challenge for the mitigation of climate change: new technologies have been launched, a set of complementary policies has been designed, and consuming habits are changing. This workshop seeks to promote exchanges between research scientists with public and private decision makers interested by the following two major issues:

– Where do we stand in 2016 in terms of deployment: how to explain the differences within European countries and between Europe and Japan, California or China; which evaluation can be made of current policies (carbon tax, subsidies, technical norms…), of changing consumer habits.

– Model building of low carbon scenarios at the 2050 horizon: how to introduce technological assumptions along with policy assumptions and change in behavioral habits ; how to model the evolution of modal usages (individual and collective) due in particular to the development of collaborative transportation modes; how to model the value added chain from energy sources and material building; what are the learning by doing potentials and networking effects at these various stages and their impacts in terms of private financing and public support policies. 

Presentations are expected on each set of issues. These presentations will be followed by a round table that will give the opportunity for public and private decision makers to define the most promising areas for future research in view of the current state of the energy transition in their own sector of activities. 



The workshop is sponsored by the EDF-Ecole Polytechnique chair for Sustainable Development and by the chair for Energy and Prosperity: Financing and Evaluation of the Energy Transition (Ademe, Air Liquide, Agence Française du Développement, Caisse des Dépôts, Fondation du Risque, Mirova, Schneider Electric, SNCF with scientific affiliation to Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole Nationale des Statistiques et de l’Administration Economique).


Inscription obligatoire:





  • Anna Creti (University Paris Dauphine and Ecole Polytechnique) and Jean-Pierre Ponssard (CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique)


Maison de la Chimie 28 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, 75007 France