Holger Dalkmann

CEO & Founder, Sustain 2030

    olger Dalkmann has over twenty years of experience working in the field of transport, cities, sustainability and climate change. As a founder and CEO he runs his own business (Sustain 2030) based in Berlin, Germany. He operates as an independent consultant working providing strategic and technical advice for a variety of organisations like the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), the Department for International Development (DFID), Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), the World Bank and Agora Verkehrswende. For DFID he leads the urban theme of the new research program on High Volume Transport (HVT).

    He is one of the Co-founders of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCat) and has been on the SLOCAT board since 2013. Last year, he acted as Interim Secretary General of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership begin of May til end of September 2018.

    He is also Co-Creator of the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, which a working group of international NGOs designed to guide urban decision-makers and stakeholders toward the best outcomes for all.

    From 2011 until 2017 he worked for the World Resources Institute in Washington DC. He was Director for its EMBARQ program, which catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable urban transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities.

    During his former work at the UK-based consultancy, TRL, and for ten years at the Wuppertal Institute for Energy, Climate and Environment (Germany), a world respected think tank, Holger worked in more than thirty countries on mobility, environment and climate change.

    Holger holds a Masters degree in Geography and taught at the University of Duisburg and University of Trier. He has published over 100 articles including the influential Avoid-Shift-Improve concept.