Climate Change Mitigation in the Transport Sector

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					          Climate Change Mitigation in the Transport Sector

                                              24-25 May 2006
                             Auditorium A & B, Asian Development Bank


Background

Transport is currently the largest contributor to greenhouse gasses in Asia and is the fastest growing sector in
terms of contributions. Yet, relatively limited attention has been given so far to the formulation of dedicated
policies to reduce the growth in greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in Asia. The Asian
Development Bank (ADB) in cooperation with the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), with support
from the Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID)
have initiated a study with the aim to contribute towards the development of an overall investment framework
on climate change under the Group of Eight (G8) Gleneagles’ Action Plan on Climate Change, Clean Energy
and Sustainable Development which was agreed upon in July 2005. In addition the study will also be an input
into the first Governmental Meeting on Urban Air Quality, which CAI-Asia will co-host with United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) and the Ministry
of Environment in Indonesia in September 2006.

This workshop will present the working paper on promoting energy efficiency in the transport sector and solicit
comments and recommendations from the participants.


Tentative Program
       Time                         Subject                                      Speaker

Day One – Wednesday, 24 May 2006
8.45 – 9.55 am        Session 1: Workshop Opening

8:45 – 9:00 am        Opening Remarks                         Geert van der Linden
                                                              Vice-President, Knowledge Management and
                                                              Sustainable Development Group, Asian
                                                              Development Bank (ADB)
9.00 – 9.10 am        Introduction and Objectives of the      Charles Melhuish, Lead Transport Sector
                      Workshop                                Specialist, Regional and Sustainable
                                                              Development Department, ADB
9.10 – 9.30 am        GHG and local air pollutant             Lew Fulton, Task Manager, Sustainable
                      emissions attributed to the transport   Transport Division of Global Environment Fund
                      sector: a global perspective            (GEF) Coordination, United Nations
                                                              Environment Programme (UNEP)
9:30 – 9.50 am        Scenarios for CO2 emissions from        John Rogers, Trafalgar S.A. Mexico/ ADB
                      the transport sector in Asia            Consultant
9.50 – 10.15 am       Discussion

10.15 – 10.45 am      COFFEE/TEA BREAK/ GROUP PICTURE

10.45 – 12.30 pm      Session 2: Transport and Climate Change Mitigation: International Experience

10.45 –11.05 am       Climate Change and the Transport        Lewison Lem, Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar,
                      Sector – State and city based           University of California Transportation Center
                      initiatives in the USA
11.05 –11.25 am       Initiatives to reduce GHG in            Shobakar Dhakal, Project Director, Global
                      Japan’s transport sector                Carbon Project, National Institute for
                                                              Environmental Studies
      Time                     Subject                                      Speaker
11.25 –11.45 am   Review of experience in Europe         Axel Friedrich, Head of Division, Environment
                                                         and Transport, Umweltbundesamt, Germany
11.45 –12.30 pm   Discussion

1.30 – 3.30 pm    Session 3: Urban Design, Land-use and Transport Demand Management

1.30 – 1.50 pm    The role of market-based               Wei-Shuen Ng, EMBARQ, The World
                  Instruments – Road Pricing,            Resources Institute Center for Transport and the
                  Parking Fees, and Congestion           Environment
                  Charging
1.50 – 2.10 pm    The success of Singapore in            LOH Chow Kuang, Deputy Director, Strategic
                  designing its city and managing        Policy, Land Transport Authority
                  transport
2.10 – 2.30 pm    Can Indian cities redesign their       Shivanand Swamy, Professor & Associate
                  structure and transport systems        Director, Centre for Environment Planning &
                  towards a low(er) carbon future, the   Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad, India
                  case of Ahmadebad?
2.30 – 3.30 pm    Panel Discussion on a comparison       Panelists include: Allen Williams, Urban
                  of developed and developing            Development and Management Specialist;
                  countries in urban design, land use    Salvador C. Tan, Senior Division Manager,
                  planning and carbon implications       Ayala Land, Inc.; Axel Friedrich, Head of
                                                         Division, Environment and Transport,
                                                         Umweltbundesamt, Germany; others TBA

3.30 – 4.00 pm    COFFEE/TEA BREAK

4.00 – 5.50 pm    Session 4: Asian Country Outlook

4.00 – 4.30 pm    Transport Sector and Climate           He Kebin, Professor, Department of
                  Change in China: Forecast and          Environmental Science and Engineering,
                  Policy Recommendations                 Tsinghua University/ ADB Consultant
4.30 – 5.00 pm    Transport Sector and Climate           Ranjan Bose, The Energy and Resources
                  Change in India: Forecast and          Institute, India/ ADB Consultant
                  Policy Recommendations
5.00 – 5.20 pm    Sustainable Urban Transport in         Changhong Chen, Professor, Shanghai
                  Shanghai                               Academy for Environmental Sciences, People’s
                                                         Republic of China (PRC)
5.20 – 5.50 pm    Discussion

6.00 – 7.30 pm    COCKTAILS

Day Two – Thursday, 25 May 2006
8.30 – 10.30 am   Session 5: Biofuels: Energy efficiency and GHG emissions implications in Asia

8.30 – 8.50 am    Overview on Biofuels: production,      Jerome Weingart, ADB Consultant
                  use, and its implications on GHG
                  emissions
8.50 – 9.10 am    The Brazilian Experience and the       Richard Sellers, Former Head of the Renewable
                  lessons learned relevant to Asian      Energy Unit, International Energy Agency
                  Countries
9.10 – 9.30 am    Development of the Biofuels            Richard Torres, Philippines Operations
                  industry in Asia                       Manager, D1 Oils South East Asia
9.30 – 9.50 am    The Development of Biofuels in         Dehua Liu, Department of Chemical
                  China                                  Engineering, Tsinghua University
9.50 – 10.10 am   Role of Biofuels in the Indian         Aditi Dass, Senior Program Officer, Winrock
                  Transport Sector                       International India
      Time                      Subject                                   Speaker
10.10 – 10.45 am   Discussion

10.45 – 11.05 am   COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11.05 – 12.15 pm   Session 6: Reducing C02 emissions from the transport sector

11.05 –11.25 am    Vehicle technology: 2 and 3         Narayan Iyer, Technical Adviser, Bajaj
                   wheelers in Asia: Current and
                   future greenhouse gas emissions
11.25 –11.45 am    The Potential for Model Shift to    Cornie Huizenga, Head of Secretariat, Clean Air
                   Public Transport in Asia            Initiative for Asian Cities
11.45 –12.15 pm    Does NMT have a future in Asia?     Geetam Tiwari, Chair, Transportation Research
                                                       and Injury Prevention Program (TRIPP), Indian
                                                       Institute of Technology, Delhi
12.15 –12.30 pm    Discussion

12.30 – 1.30 pm    LUNCH

1.30 – 4.00 pm     Session 7: Action Plan for Reducing the Growth of CO2 in the Transport Sector in
                   Asia

1.30 – 1.50 pm     Presentation of Action Plan         Charles Melhuish, Lead Transport Sector
                                                       Specialist, Regional and Sustainable
                                                       Development Department, ADB
1.50 – 2.10 pm     Investment Implications of the      Cornie Huizenga, Head of Secretariat, Clean Air
                   Action Plan                         Initiative for Asian Cities
2.10 – 2.30 pm     Monitoring progress in the          John Rogers, Trafalgar S.A., Mexico/ ADB
                   implementation of the Action Plan   Consultant
2.30 – 3.10 pm     Open Forum                          Representatives from the Donor Community,
                                                       Asian Governments, Vehicle Industry, and Civil
                                                       Society

3.10 – 3.40 pm     COFFEE/TEA BREAK

3.40 – 4.00 pm     Discussion

4.30 – 5.30 pm     Session 8: Closing Session

4.30 – 5.00 pm     Next Steps in reducing the impact   Charles Melhuish, Lead Transport Sector
                   of transport on Climate Change      Specialist, Regional and Sustainable
                                                       Development Department, ADB
5.00 – 5.30 pm     Closing of the workshop             Klaus Gerhausser, Deputy Director-General,
                                                       Regional and Sustainable Development
                                                       Department, ADB