Invitational Dialogues

Transportation Futures for BC

Transportation Futures for BC

Transportation Futures for BC was held on 11 September, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. Its purpose was to convene the province's leading academics and government staff as well as representatives from the private and non-profit sectors to help the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) chart out current and necessary research for low-emissions transportation in BC. Transportation accounts for 37% of greenhouse gas emissions in BC and has enormous implications for the economy, land use, and livability. The invitational dialogue examined active, air, marine, and rail transportation as well as motor vehicles, goods movement, and land use.

The dialogue was designed to answer the following key questions:

  • What are the drivers and trends for transportation in BC?
  • What does a provincial low-emissions transport strategy look like?
  • What is the current research, what is needed?


The Dialogue Report outlines the discussion and outcomes from the dialogue, download below:

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Participants voted on research ideas for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

The multidisciplinary team covered a number of perspectives and transportation modes

A visioning exercise for a low-emissions transportation future provided inspitation for research and policy


(Tanker photo courtesy of  colink./Flickr)