Better Air Quality Conference 2014 & Intergovernmental 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia

Colombo, Sri Lanka 19 to 21 November 2014

The Core Environment Program (CEP) ensured green freight issues were high on the agenda at the BAQ-EST conference, which brought together more than 1000 participants under the theme ‘Next Generation Solutions for Clean Air and Sustainable Transport.

BAQ-EST integrated two major transport and environment related conferences and for the first time, both included a strong focus on freight transport.

The aim of CEP engagement was to raise awareness of green freight issues and opportunities in the GMS, explore mechanisms for sustainable financing, and to contribute inputs into a proposed regional agreement for green freight.

To achieve these aims, CEP co-organized a Green Freight Day with Clean Air Asia as a pre-event on 18 November as well as hosted a side event on the GMS Green Freight Initiative and contributed to multiple sessions during the main agenda. These included Progress on Green Freight in Asia, 19 November, and Plenary on Green Freight, 21 November.

Discussions on financing mechanisms will be taken forward during forward during the ‘Green Freight Track’ at the Natural Capital Business Forum in Myanmar on 27 January 2015. 

Resources

File Name Size Modified
Green Freight Concept Note.pdf 229 KB 30-11-2014
ADB Green freight initiatives.pdf 549 KB 30-11-2014
Lessons learned from green freight in the GMS.pdf 60 KB 30-11-2014

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