Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

Harnessing the 3 Revolutions for Climate Goals

On September 11 in San Francisco, experts from government, industry and academia will discuss policy tools needed to harness revolutions in shared, electric and automated transportation to meet climate goals.

How can subnational governments leverage the coming "3 Revolutions" in shared, electric, and automated transportation to meet climate goals? Transportation technologies are evolving rapidly, and the course of their evolution will determine whether GHG emissions dramatically increase or drop as a result. Which outcome we see in the future depends on our policy decisions in the present. The driving question of this session will be: What policies will steer the 3 Revolutions toward climate goals? 

This event will empower states, regions, and cities with policy tools needed to harness these revolutions to reduce climate emission. This session will be immediately followed by an evening reception. By registering for the session, you are automatically registered to attend the reception.


Uber HQ

555 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

September 11, 2018 

Program: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reception: 5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Please register in advance.

Food and beverages will be provided for all session attendees. There is a $15 registration fee per session, although financial support is available for students and others without event budgets. For more information on financial support and event logistics, please contact Natalie Ruiz at natruiz@ucdavis.edu.


Panel 1: What Do We Know (and What Do We Need to Know) about EVs, AVs, and Shared Mobility?

  • Matthew Goetz, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Lewis Fulton, Co-Director, Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways, Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis
  • Ethan Elkind, Director, Climate Program, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley & UCLA Schools of Law
  • Moderator: Dan Sperling, Author, Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future; Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis

Panel 2: New Business Models to Improve Mobility Choices

  • Nima Rahimi, Associate Counsel, Chariot
  • Jonathan Levy, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, EVgo
  • Lia Theodosiou-Pisanelli, Strategy and Business Development Director, Autonomous Vehicles, Lyft
  • Scott Kubly, Chief Programs Officer, Lime (Former Director, Seattle Department of Transportation)
  • Moderator: Andrew B. Fremier, Deputy Executive Director, Operations, Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Governments Panelists

Panel 3: Maximizing Climate Benefits of the 3 Revolutions

  • Adam Gromis, Public Policy Manager, Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber
  • Bert Kaufman, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Zoox
  • Andrei Greenawalt, VP, Public Policy, Via
  • Moderator: Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center

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