Holger Dalkmann

Founder and CEO, Sustain 2030

Holger Dalkmann has over twenty years of experience working in the field of transport, cities, sustainability and climate change. He is Founder and CEO of Sustain 2030, working as an independent consultant for strategic and technical advice for a variety of organisations, such as  the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), the Department for International Development (DFID), Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), the World Bank, The Volvo Research Foundation (VREF) 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), a SLOCAT board member since 2013, and acted as the organization’s 2018 Interim Secretary General. 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 to 2017, he was Director for WRI’s EMBARQ program, which catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable urban transport solutions to improve the 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 Master’s 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.