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Technical expert meeting on mitigation: Shifting to more efficient public transport and increasing energy efficiency of vehicles
23 May 2016 @ 9:30 am
The technical expert meeting on transport will discuss the low-carbon transportation policies, technologies and opportunities that offer significant mitigation potential while also enhancing economic development, providing connectivity and reducing economic, environmental and social costs. It will also present critical actions advancing adaptation or enhancing the resilience of transport infrastructure and services. The low-carbon transport policy solutions include many elements encompassing the legal, institutional and economic measures such as land-use and transport planning and regulations; effective business models; charges and subsidies; technology innovations (including both energy efficient equipment and alternative fuels); public transport network innovations (including efficiently managed supply chains and infrastructure as well as the emerging development of ride and vehicle-sharing); and financing solutions and innovation (including both public and private investments in R&D and demonstration projects). These emission reduction efforts are complemented by actions by vehicle manufacturers and logistics management providers, and business sector’s efforts to promote green fuel economy. It is important to also implement complementary “low-carbon” policies such as walking, cycling, eco-driving, parking area management as well as other measures supporting the wider choices of transport modes.
The meeting will focus on in-depth discussion of the specific mitigation policies that contribute to the shift to more efficient public transport and lead to increasing energy and fuel efficiency and could be effectively implemented in the period up to 2020 and beyond. The meeting will also discuss the support options enabling developing countries to mitigate growing emissions from the transport sector and reap associated sustainable development co-benefits.
9:30 – 9:45 Opening
9:45 – 10:30 Session 1: Ambitious mitigation policies, options and initiatives for decarbonisation of public transport sector
This session will provide a general overview of the landscape of mitigation opportunities in the transport sector and discuss the solutions and innovative policies for decarbonisation of public transport.
10:30 – 13:00 Session 2: Accelerating transformative action to unlock mitigation potential and role of stakeholders
Part A. National policies, tools and schemes to advance low-carbon public transport at different scales
This session will discuss issues related to best practice national policies, tools and schemes as well as multilateral initiatives and options to develop low-carbon public transport.
Part B. Policy and technology solutions for energy efficiency of vehicles
This session will discuss issues relating to policies and technologies promoting energy efficiency of vehicles, including fuel economy, and clean and efficient transport infrastructure.
15:00 – 16:15 Session 3: Next steps in turning the potential into action on the ground
This session will start with the reflections by the representatives of the Convention bodies, such as TEC and CTCN, and the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism, such as GEF and GCF, and conclude with the interactive discussion on how to turn mitigation potential into action on the ground and what should be the next steps under the technical examination process on mitigation.
16:15 – 16:30 Closing