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Final report of the WBCSD Sustainable Mobility Project to be launched in July

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      Subject: [sustran] Final report of the WBCSD Sustainable Mobility
      Project tobe launched in July

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      Geneva, 4 June 2004 - "Mobility 2030: Meeting the Challenge to
      Sustainability" will be launched in the European Market on 5 July 2004
      in
      Brussels, Belgium. Many leading figures from the automotive and oil
      industries will attend the launch event, hosted by WBCSD President
      Bjoern
      Stigson. Mrs Margot Wallstrom, the EU's Commissioner for the
      Environment,
      is the guest of honor at a stakeholder dialogue during the afternoon of
      5
      July.

      Mr Louis Schweitzer, President of sponsoring company Renault, will
      deliver
      the keynote speech at the gathering. Sir Charles Nicholson of BP and the

      Chairman of the project's working will present the report to the
      Brussels'
      press corps. Bjorn Stigson, project director Per Sandberg, and lead
      consultant George Eads will be on hand to answer questions from
      journalists.

      "After four years of work, we now have the texts approved and at the
      printer. This was no small task with 12 companies wishing to sign off
      the
      report but we have achieved a remarkable consensus with our seven goals
      or
      conclusions", says Per Sandberg,

      "Publishing the final report is of course not the end of the story," he
      continues."It is the beginning of our putting the case for change to
      ensure that road transport will be sustainable one day in the future. We

      cannot continue to live the way we do now if we all want to have a
      sustainable future."

      The next stage of the project will be handled by Mr K. Yoshida, who has
      been seconded by Toyota to the WBCSD in Geneva. With the assistance of
      Project Coordinator Claudia Schweizer, they will act as a clearing house

      for requests and will match subject-matter experts from the various
      sponsors to the requests. The WBCSD team also anticipates a substantial
      interest from academics and transportation specialists as this report is

      arguably the most comprehensive study ever carried out on road
      transportation.

      The Brussels launch on 5 July is the first of the regional launches of
      the
      reports to take place. The Japanese launch will follow later in the week

      and the US launch will take place in Detroit on 20 July 2004.

      Distribution of the full report in English will start later in the
      summer
      and readers who would like a copy should send an e-mail Claudia
      Schweizer
      (schweizer@...) with their name and address.

      Further information about the launch events will soon be available on
      the
      WBCSD website and will be distributed in the Sustainable Mobility
      newsletter (http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=w&id=NjE).

      Contact

      Claudia Schweizer
      Project Coordinator
      E-mail: schweizer@...
      Tel: +41-22-839-3150

      Further information

      Subscribe to the Sustainable Mobility newsletter
      (http://www.wbcsd.org/includes/getTarget.asp?type=w&id=NjE)
      Mobility 2001 - World mobility at the end of the twentieth century and
      its
      sustainability
      (http://www.wbcsd.org/DocRoot/uu8taBpoTDXkvBiJHuaU/english_full_report.p
      df)

      The Sustainable Mobility Project - July 2002 Progress Report
      (http://www.wbcsd.org/DocRoot/c90I7QagRwv0QWQvRljH/20020724_mobility.pdf
      )

      Thorsten Arndt
      Online Communications Manager
      World Business Council for Sustainable Development
      4, chemin de Conches
      1231 Conches, Geneva, Switzerland
      Phone: +41 (22) 8393 170
      Fax: +41 (22) 8393 131
      E-mail: arndt@...

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