SuM4All Course on Sustainability – Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today
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SuM4All Course on Sustainability – Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today

September 14 October 5 CEST

Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today – Knowledge Exchange Course  

IRF is proud to support the SuM4All partnership on its next four-module course to be held on 14, 21, 28 September, and 5 October 2021. Under the theme “Sustainable Mobility Requires a New Policy Approach Today” the course will serve as a knowledge exchange space for decision-makers and stakeholders in the transport sector. At the end of the course, participants will be granted with a certification if the requirements are met (see below).

The world economy is changing rapidly; with an abundance of new opportunities, come new risks and vulnerabilities. As countries around the world undergo a fundamental reconfiguration to adapt, making the right policy decisions has become more challenging than ever.  Transportation and mobility define the very well-being of our daily lives and livelihoods and therefore, rethinking and adapting transport policy must be prioritized. 


SuM4All will host a four-module virtual knowledge exchange geared towards transport decision-makers and stakeholders. More about the four modules:

  • Module 1: Imperative for a New Approach to Transport Policy:  This module will cover the key dynamics that are shaping the future of mobility and necessitating a new policy approach, including globalization, the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement, data and technology, and new societal trends on governance, equity, and inclusion;

  • Module 2: Defining a Path Forward using Data: This module will cover how data can be used for improved decision-making in transport. The module will cover the power of data to track and monitor country performance on sustainable mobility, diagnose and prioritize transport issues, and rank countries on a global mobility scale;

  • Module 3: Crowd-Sourced Policy & Actions through Strategic Iterations: This module will cover the policy levers and measures that can be used to make progress towards sustainable mobility. The module will cover the first-ever global catalogue of policy instruments to respond to country mobility challenges. It will also introduce the thinking behind the selection algorithm applied to the catalogue to generate country-tailored action plans; and

  • Session 4: Adapting to Country Needs & Reaching Targets: This module will cover the experience of designing, testing, and implementing this new approach. It will offer the lessons learned and inspire ideas for future engagement at the regional, country, and municipal levels. The module will introduce the experience of multilateral development banks, countries, and municipalities that have adjusted their approach to transport policy to respond to a fast-changing environment.

Target Audience

This course is designed for participants who are interested in a new approach to decision-making in transport that is aligned with the SDGs and Paris Climate ambition. It does not require transportation sector expertise. 

  • Transport policymakers, regional and country-specific transport specialists, and all stakeholders with a vested interest in a more holistic and collaborative approach to transport policy. 

  • Officials within ministries and banks responsible for transport, gender, governance, finance, and urban and rural development.
  • Industry stakeholders, including private sector partners and staff from multilateral development banks who wish to gain additional tools and understand opportunities for making policy and investment decisions that will advance collective aims and progress toward SDGs. 

Requirements to Earn a Certificate

  • Attend at least three out of the four live sessions;

  • Get 80% on all 4 quizzes;

  • Participate in the discussion forum and;

  • Complete the course evaluation.

For more information and inscriptions, visit the SuM4All event page.  

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.