The 2023 ASECAP Sustainability Forum took place on 29 June 2023 in Vienna.

The Sustainability Forum addressed the following issues:
- What are the credible plan, vision to deploy?
- How to reach the sustainability aims, like net zero emissions in Scope 1, 2 and 3?
- How to ensure the resilience of the road infrastructure?
- How to make our infrastructure ready for the new challenges?
- What kind of investments are needed? How to finance them?
- How to approach the EU Taxonomy,which sectoral activities should be considered as taxonomy eligible and which as taxonomy aligned?

Furthermore, the motorway operators presented their view, plan, vision for a sustainable road transport infrastructure including deployment of alternative fuel plan aligned with the political goals to reach carbon-free mobility.

Final Programme

Press articles:

Bright shiny green future, published in the July/August 2023 issue of ITS international (page 16 to 18) - the same article was also published on ITS International website on 30 August 2023 (link)

Vision Journal website (26 June 2023)

A new mobility for European citizens, by Malika Seddi, General Secretary of ASECAP in the Vision Journal - Sustainability Special Issue "Operators' green initiatives for roads and railways"

Vision Journal website (6 July 2023)


Video Message by Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Video Message by Barbara Thaler, MEP, TRAN Committee, European Parliament


Polestar 0 project: On a moonshot mission, Thomas Hörmann, Managing Director, Polestar Austria

POLITICAL SESSION: Energy transition: What are realistic scenarios for road decarbonization?

Video Message by Kristian Schmidt, Director Land Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission

TECHNICAL SESSION: Highlights to reduce CO2 emissions in road management and operation (Scope 1, 2 and 3)

Moderator: René Moser, ASFINAG

Paving the way with sustainability, Diego Galletta, Autostrade per l’italia

ASFINAG’s climate protection and environmental action program: Our strategy to achieve climate neutrality, Ulli Vielhaber, ASFINAG

Looking beyond Fit for 55, Franco Caruso, Brisa

Organising for lower scope 3 emissions, Claus Frelle-Petersen, Sund & Bælt Holding A/S

AI for highways asset management: a construction materials digital platform supporting the 2050 carbon neutrality ambition, Nicolas Miravalls, ORIS

TECHNICAL SESSION: Resilience and climate change adaptation solutions

Moderator: Alenka Košič, DARS

Natural hazards, climate change adaption and resilience: Challenges on the Austrian Alp crossing highways, Sandra Ulrich, ASFINAG

Climate change impacts on infrastructure and traffic management in Slovenia, Emilija Erent, DARS

Adaptation to Climate Change in the APCAP Network, Margarida Braga, BGI – Brisa Gestão de Infraestruturas, S.A & Luís Trabulo, Ascendi

Climate change in the Mediterranean basin: Italy’s case and the impact of climate change on road and motorway infrastructures, Valerio Molinari, Miriam Olmeda Alarcon, Ecogest

TECHNICAL SESSION: Alternative fuels infrastructure implementation plans and green innovations

Moderator: Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT

The Milan Green Way: a pioneering MaaS (mobility as a service) project, Beniamino Lo Presti, Milano-Serravalle

Anticipating the transition towards alternative fuels, Noémie Frontère, ASFA

E-Power by ASFINAG – E-Charging implementation plan for Austria's motorways, Bernhard Hintermayer, ASFINAG

Solutions for the decarbonisation of mobility along the A22, Ilaria De Biasi, Autostrada del Brennero SpA

Autobahn’s strategy to achieve climate neutrality and e-charging implementation plan, Oliver Krenz, Die Autobahn

Invitation to the ASECAP Annual Days 2023, Serhat Soğukpinar, General Manager, ICA


, in cooperation with APCAP and BRISA, held its 1st Sustainability Forum on 9 June 2022 in Lisbon on the theme

Turning challenges into strategic goals to make road infrastructure sustainable and resilient


ASECAP Sustainability Leaflet

Final programme

Speakers' biographies

Briefing Report (political sessions)

Round table:
How to stimulate the commitments of the stakeholders to sustainable development goals?
Moderator – Malika Seddi, ASECAP Secretary-General & CEO

Keynote speaker: Prof. José Manuel Viegas, Chairman of the Board, TIS, Portugal
Stimulating stakeholders' commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Technical sessions:

Part 1: Actions from road operators to make the road infrastructure sustainable and carbon free
Moderator – Emanuela Stocchi, ASECAP Chair of the Safety, Sustainability & Communications Committee, AISCAT

How do we do it? Margarida Apetato, Sustainability Manager, BRISA

Save Money, Save the Planet! The role of Integrated Decision Support Systems in Infrastructure, Valerio Molinari, Majority Shareholder, Ecogest & Antonio Stornello, Co-founder, KASSANDRA SRL  

How to manage sustainability in Highways, Burak Isik, Corporate Governance & Sustainability Director, ICA Investment & Operation Company  

A toll motorway ESG strategy, Diego Galletta, ESG & Sustainability reporting, Autostrade per l’Italia

From CSR to ESG: the transformation of the Abertis' Sustainability roadmap, Sara Rodríguez, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Abertis

Meeting CO2 reduction targets - Actions by French toll road operators, Noémie Frontère, Project Manager, ASFA

Part 2: Actions from road operators to make the road infrastructure sustainable and carbon free
Moderator – Alenka Košič, ASECAP Chair of Data Gathering, Analysis & Statistics Committee, DARS

Sustainability at APCAP's network, Maria Margarida Braga, Senior Environmental Engineer, BRISA/APCAP

The Sustainable Mobility Plan of the Brenner Motorway, Ilaria De Biasi, Head of the European Projects Department, Autostrada del Brennero SpA, Italy

Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) - an innovative project for Italian highways, Giuseppe Colombo, Technical Director, Milano Serravalle-MilanoTangenziali S.p.A.

INOV@24 – The Route for a Sustainable Future, Ana Filipa Morais, Deputy Technical Director, Norscut/APCAP

EU Taxonomy and Motorway Operators, Emilija Erent, Specialist in Tolling division, DARS

Road charging and Taxonomy - the missing link, Richard Lax, Executive Expert EU Affairs, Kapsch TrafficCom