These presentations are from the inter-regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency Investment Projects Pipeline (GEE21 BKK 2014). They are part of Session 6: National Presentations and Dialogue on energy efficiency investment project proposal.
- Mr. James Shiyou Zuo, GUOZHI Energy (Shangai) Co. LTD
- Mr. Tienan Li, Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency
- Mr. Felix Richard Cordova, Edward Marcs Phils Inc.
- Ms. Michelle Cordova, Edward Marcs Phils Inc.
Managing rapidly growing cities and their urban regions is one of the most critical challenges facing Asia and the Pacific, and especially with regard to the relationship between urban development and natural resource management. Of all natural resources, energy, water and food are essential to sustain development efforts – but they are also vulnerable to future demand.
During the implementation of Phase I of Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific (1985-1990), ESCAP, in cooperation with the Ports and Waterways Institute of Louisiana State University and George Washington University, United States of America, prepared a training package for inland water transport (IWT) trainers, which consisted of six modules covering IWT infrastructure, IWT operation and management, planning and operation of inland ports, navigation and operation safety, economic and financial analysis, and IWT training management.
The ESCAP secretariat undertook a review of five case studies in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines where interventions in the transport sector contributed substantially or played a catalytic role in the alleviation of poverty, and helped to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged and/or remote communities. This publication identifies, catalogues and describes processes which have been tried and tested, and could be replicated and/or adapted in other countries of the ESCAP region.