Holger Dalkmann

Twenty-five years of experience working in the field of transport, cities, sustainability and climate change

Holger Dalkmann has over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of transport, cities, sustainability and climate change. He is founder and CEO of his own business (Sustain 2030) based in Berlin, Germany. He operates as an independent consultant 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 SSATP Program of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, The Volvo Research Foundation (VREF), UNCRD and Agora Verkehrswende. For DFID he works as a Senior Advisor on High Volume Transport (HVT), where he recently published several documents on COVID-19 and transport. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international events. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the World Conference for Transport Research Society since 2018.

Holger is one of the co-founders of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCat) and has been on the SLOCAT board since 2013. In 2018 he acted as Interim Secretary General of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership.

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 with six offices around the world and more than 150 employees.

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.