Pre-BAQ 2008 Workshop - Transport, Air Quality and Climate Change
gTKP's Environment and Climate Change Theme hosted an event to bring together stakeholders interested in Transport, Air Quality and Climate Change. The event was held in Bangkok on 10 November prior to the Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2008 Workshop. The BAQ Workshop is an annual event to bring together policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss how to improve air quality management in Asian cities.
gTKP's full-day pre-BAQ event was attended by more than 50 people from diverse organisations across throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It was intended to draw attention to transport in the climate change debate.
- Bring forth the issues and challenges in setting standards for air quality and vehicular emissions in Asian Cities.
- Look for ways to put in place a proper monitoring mechanism for air quality and emission standards particularly in Asian Cities.
- Inspection and certification regimes to improve the performance of in-use vehicles
- Share best practices in air quality management through interventions in transport sector.
- Understand and project the contribution of transport sector in climate change
- Look for feasible and cost effective mitigation options to combat climate change.
Setting the Scene
Measuring the Problem
- Monitoring Emissions of New and In-use Vehicles. Horst Preschern, General Manager AVL, ASEAN Operations, Thailand
- Case Study - Indonesia. Dr Puji Lestari, Department of Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
- Case Study - CAI-Asia. May Ajero. Head, Air Quality Unit, Clear Air Initiative for Asian Cities
- Legal, Policy and Institutional Framework for Emission Reduction. Sanjivi Sundar, gTKP Theme Champion for Environment & Climate Change
- Case Study - Jakarta. Ahmed Safruddin , Chief Executive, Joint Committee for Leaded Gasoline Phase Out (KPBB), Indonesia / Indonesian Lead Information Centre, Indonesia
Climate Change Mitigation in Transport
- Climate Change Impacts in Asia; Understanding the Challenge. Lew Fulton, International Energy Agency, Paris
- Technological Developments in the Making of Low-Carbon Fuels. John D. Courtis, Air Resources Board, California
- Cycling, air pollution and climate change. Tom Godefrooij, Interface for Cycling Expertise I-ce
- Transport Demand Management in Singapore. George Sun, Deputy Director, Research & Statistics LTA Academy, Singapore
- Financing Mitigation Strategies in Road Transport. Kaushik Deb,
Associate Professor, TERI University