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Freedom of Mobility Forum Announces Agenda, Panelists for March 29 Live Debate

  • An international panel of six selected to debate the environmental, social and financial costs of providing accessible, safe and sustainable freedom of mobility
  • The six panelists, representing business, youth, climate experts, civil society, labor and social dialogue, maintain a passion to preserve freedom of mobility for everyone, but present different visions
  • 2023 Topic of the Year: In a decarbonized world, will freedom of mobility be affordable to a happy few only?
March 9, 2023,  Amsterdam - The Freedom of Mobility Forum, initiated by Stellantis and facilitated by Wavestone as a neutral third party, announced the agenda and panelists for the March 29 live digital debate, “In a decarbonized world, will freedom of mobility be affordable to a happy few only?”

The live digital debate webcast starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. CEST and brings together a diverse range of representatives from business, youth, climate experts, civil society, labor and social dialogue for an open debate about the facts, challenges and solutions for preserving freedom of movement for all in the context of climate change and a decarbonized world. The resulting exchanges are expected to be lively, as the participants maintain a passion to preserve freedom of mobility for everyone, but present different visions.

Agenda (all times CEST)
2:30 p.m.    Overview of panelists and facilitator
2:40 p.m.    Understanding the facts
3:05 p.m.    Discussing the challenges
3:30 p.m.    Exploring the solutions
3:55 p.m.    Open Q&A
4:25 p.m.    Wrap-up and closing

Sectors, Panelists and Facilitator
The following panelists have been proposed through a vote of the Freedom of Mobility Forum Advisory Board.

Business Community
Carlos Tavares (Portugal), CEO, Stellantis; Co-chair of the Freedom of Mobility Forum Advisory Board

Youth
Temilade Salami (Nigeria), Founder, EcoChampions; Member of the UNESCO SDG4Youth Network

Climate Experts
Yamina Saheb (Algeria), Author, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Senior Energy Policy Analyst, OpenExp

Civil Society
Benjamin Welle (USA), Director, Integrated Transport & Innovation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Måns Nilsson (Sweden), Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

Labor and Social Dialogue
Devesh Shah (India), CEO, Grassroot Trading Network for Women

Event Facilitator
Cecilia R. Edwards, Partner, Wavestone

Wavestone, as Forum facilitator, has onboarded a voluntary panel of experts to serve as constructive challengers on facts and figures underlying the debate. The panel of experts will also contribute to the curated content that will be made available after the debate.

Participate in the Live Digital Debate
The Freedom of Mobility Forum aims to foster an open fact-based discussion and invites the audience to participate in a 30-minute Q&A session. To access the live webcast, please use the following link: live.freedomofmobilityforum.org

Post Forum
Following the debate, the Freedom of Mobility Forum will publish key takeaways for stakeholders to leverage in their respective sectors on freedomofmobilityforum.org.

The platform serves as a source of information and curated content related to the Topic of the Year in between annual editions of the Forum.

To follow the Forum, please visit www.freedomofmobilityforum.org/en/follow-us

Freedom of Mobility Forum
The Freedom of Mobility Forum, initiated by Stellantis and facilitated by Wavestone as a neutral third party, is an international gathering of passionate problem-solvers committed to fact-based discussions that challenge the status quo, expand perspectives and identify how best to enable safe, affordable and sustainable freedom of mobility for a society facing the implications of global warming. For more information, visit freedomofmobilityforum.org.
 
 

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