Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Measurement of Inland Transport CO2 Emissions and Mitigation Policies

Date: 
26 Sep 2013 to 27 Sep 2013
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

With the aim of assisting member States in the area of emissions measurement and mitigation policies, UNECE and UNESCAP along with other regional commissions is implementing a project entitled “Development and implementation of a monitoring and assessment tool for CO2 emissions in inland transport to facilitate climate change mitigation” funded by the United Nations Development Account. As part of the project, an inland transport (road, rail and inland waterways) emission measurement model named For Future Inland Transport Systems (ForFITS) was developed. The ForFITS model is based on system dynamics approach and is available for download from UNECE web site: http://www.unece.org/trans/theme_forfits.html. To raise awareness about the need for transport emission measurement, mitigation policies and the use of the ForFITS model, UNESCAP is organizing the above-mentioned workshop at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 26 to 27 September 2013.

Session 1: State of emissions in Asia and mitigation policies
1. Introduction to the UNDA project - UNECE
2. Overview of state of transport emissions in Asia - UNESCAP
3. Policy options for reducing transport emissions - UNESCAP
4. Introduction to the ForFITS Model - UNECE
Session 2: International experiences on emission measurement and mitigation policies
1. Best Practices in Reducing CO2 from Road Transport, Mr. Joshua Miller, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
2. Low Emission Transport Action Plan for ASEAN, Mr. Masanori Gennai, Director, Institution for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)
3. Experiences in Measuring Transport CO2 Emissions in Asia, Mr. Sudhir Gota, Technical Manager (Transportation), Clean Air Asia (CAA)
4. Green freight: reducing emissions from GMS transport corridors, Ms. Naeeda Crishna-Morgado, Carbon Footprint Specialist, GMS Environment Operations Center, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
5. Mr. Stefan Bakker, Team Leader, German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) Thailand
6. A Review of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Malaysia: Current status and Challenges, Dr. Noor Zaitun Yahaya, Lecturer, University Malaysia Terengganu
7. Silver Bullet on Transport Emission Reductions-European experiences, Geerard Collijs, Impact Global Emission Solutions, Brussels)
Session 3: Country experiences on emission measurement and mitigation policies
1. Bhutan
2. Samoa
3. China
4. Sri Lanka
5. Fiji
6. Thailand
7. Malaysia
8. Turkey
9. Nepal
10. Viet Nam
11. Republic of Korea
Session 4: ForFITS Model
1. ForFITS National Workshop: THAILAND ( )
2. A monitoring and assessment tool "For Future Inland Transport Systems" General overview, UNECE ( )

Remark: The country papers and presentations are prepared and presented by the focal points from member countries and/or participants to the Meeting and have not been edited. The opinions, information, figures and estimates set forth in the papers and presentations are the responsibility of authors, and should not necessarily be considered as reflecting the views and carrying the endorsement of the United Nations.

Contact persons: UNESCAP
1. Mr. Madan Bandhu Regmi
Tel: (66-2) 288-1571
Fax: (66-2) 288-3050
E-mail: regmi.unescap@un.org
2. Ms. Thanattaporn Rasamit
Tel: (66-2) 288-1393
Fax: (66-2) 288-3050
E-mail: rasamit@un.org