International Conference on

Sustainable and Efficient Transport Systems – How to Integrate Transport in the transformation to a Circular Economy


APRIL, 2017

Venue: Konsistorin Sali, University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor, Helsinki

Thursday 08.30-09.00 Registration, Coffee/Tea

Registration Coffee/Tea

Thursday 09.00-09.15 Welcome

Welcome and opening of the conference

Chancellor Thomas Wilhelmsson, University of Helsinki

Professor Ellen J. Eftestøl, University of Helsinki

Thursday 09.15-11.00 Session I

Setting the scene: Integrating Transport in the Sustainable Circular Economy – what do we want to achieve?

(Chair Assistant Prof. Anu Bask)


Responding to the grand challenge of our time: Introducing the SMART Project

Prof. Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo, Norway

Sustainability as a legal challenge – some lessons from the mining sector

Prof. Kai Kokko, University of Helsinki, Finland

Incentives to promote sustainable transport sector

Prof. Erik Røsæg, University of Oslo, Norway

Financing sustainable market actors

Prof. Jukka Mähönen, University of Oslo, Norway


Q/A Discussion (30 min)

Thursday 11.00-11.15 Coffee/Tea


Thursday 11.15-12.45 Session II

Creating a green transport market with informed actors

(Chair Prof. Lena Sisula-Tulokas)


How can a European Single Transport Area promote sustainable transport?

Prof. Rosa Greaves, University of Glasgow and Oslo, Scotland and Norway

Information and market behaviour – how could the market change towards sustainability?

Dr. Suvi Sankari, University of Helsinki, Finland

How policies could be further developed to promote electric mobility. Recent policy proposals in Finland

Sara Kymenvaara, Doctoral Candidate, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


Q/A Discussion (30 min)

Thursday 12.45-14.00 Lunch

Lunch (TBC)

Thursday 14.00-16.00 Session III

Sustainable transport and circular economy

(Chair Prof. Jukka Mähönen)


Should transport process be integrated with other processes or should it remain isolated in the frame of circular economy assessment?

Prof. María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Jaume I University, Castellón, Spain

Circular Economy and Sustainable Logistics: Setting a Future Sustainability Agenda

Dr. Sadaat Yawar, Aalto University School of Business, Finland

Freight transport decisions: Does environmental sustainability matter?

Assistant Prof. Anu Bask and Dr. Mervi Rajahonka, Aalto University School of Business, Finland

Legal infrastructure for cooperation as a catalyst for platooning?

Assistant Prof. Wouter Verheyen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands


Q/A Discussion (30 min)

Thursday 16.00-16.30 Coffee/Tea


Thursday 16.30-18.00 Session IV

Environmental challenges in the shipping sector

(Chair Dr. Suvi Sankari)


Financial instrument to facilitate safe and sound ship recycling

Prof. Frank Smeele, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Who pays for oil pollution at sea? Some remarks on the interplay between certainty of the law and sustainable development

Prof. Andrea La Mattina, Università di Genova, Italy

Legal dimensions of data utilization: the case of autonomous ships

Dr. Anette Alén-Savikko, University of Helsinki, Finland


Q/A Discussion (30 min)

Thursday 18.00-18.30 Summary

Summary and closing remarks (Lena Sisula-Tulokas and Suvi Sankari)

Thursday 18.30-21.00 Rector’s reception (food and drinks)

Rector’s reception (food and drinks)

Friday 09.00-11.00 Session V

Promoting sustainability in the transport industry

(Chair Prof. Beate Sjåfjell)


Mobi Carnet: Calculating Carbon Footprints

Mika-Matti Rapo, Finnish Transport and Logistics, SKAL

Circular Economy and the Transport Industry

MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP)

Horizontal cooperation in logistics – legal solutions for cooperation agreement for “return” cargo bundling

Marta Katarzyna Kołacz, Doctoral Candidate, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Emissions trading as a tool for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from road transport?

Emilie Yliheljo, Doctoral Candidate, University of Helsinki, Finland


Q/A Discussion (30 min)

Friday 11.00-11.30 Coffee/Tea and Sandwiches

Coffee/Tea and Sandwiches

Friday 11.30-13.00 Session VI

Promoting sustainability by contract law

(Chair Prof. Lena Sisula-Tulokas)


The Promise and Limits of Sector-Wide Contracting for Sustainable Transport

Jaakko Salminen, Doctoral Candidate, University of Turku Faculty of Law, Finland

(Transport) Contract Management and sustainability

Suvi Hirvonen-Ere, Doctoral Candidate, University of Helsinki

The behavioural shift – how does the truck driver behave?

Carmen Polderman, Doctoral Candidate, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Integrating data on carbon footprints from transport in the contractual framework

Prof. Ellen J. Eftestøl, University of Helsinki and Oslo


Q/A Discussion (30 min)

Friday 13.00-13.30 Closing remarks

Summary and closing remarks (Beate Sjåfjell and Ellen J. Eftestøl)

Friday 13.30 End of conference

 End of conference