Training workshop: Transport, Energy Use and Climate Change in the GMS

Bangkok, Thailand 21 to 25 April 2014


This training is a five-day intensive program designed to enhance understanding of energy and transport practitioners on issues and challenges which arise from climate change. It is a collaborative learning program in partnership with GMS Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management.

The training exposes participants to considering: (i) how climate change presents development challenges globally and in the GMS context; (ii) how climate change affects the transport sector in the GMS; (iii) what are the sector-specific responses which can help increase energy security and reduce future greenhouse gas emissions (climate change mitigation), and address the impacts of climate change which have already occurred (climate change adaptation); and (iv) how can climate change considerations be integrated into transport policies, programs and projects.

The program provides training on concepts, methodologies and tools, and demonstrate applications with case studies. Through group work, participants are expected to have a hands-on experience in analyzing and selecting sector-specific mitigation and adaptation options respond to climate change challenges in the GMS context.

 Program Content

The program includes the following themes and topics:

  • Climate change, development and the GMS
    •  Overview of science, economics and global policy on climate change      
    •   Key issues in transport, energy, and climate change in the GMS
  • Mitigating GHG emissions from energy use in passenger and freight transport
  • Identifying adaptation options for the transport sector at policy, planning and project levels
  • Mainstreaming climate change into planning and policy making
  • Financing low carbon and climate resilient transport

Target participants

The training is designed for energy and transport sector officials in the GMS, focusing on mid-level government officials.

Trainers and facilitators

The program is taught by a pool of development planning and climate change experts from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) GMS EOC in Bangkok, the ADB Headquarters in Manila, and experts from development agencies within and outside the GMS.

See also

GMS Working Group on Environment 24th Annual Meeting

1st April 2019

The 24th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group (WG) on Environment reviewed the achievements of the GMS Core Environment Program Phase II and discussed the way forward. WGE AM-24 was hosted by the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) with support from ADB through the GMS Environment Operations Center.


The WGE AM-24 was followed by thematic discussions that covered the proposed new programs entitled: "GMS Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Program (CCESP)" and "GMS Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP)" which are aligned with three out of seven operational priorities of Strategy 2030 approved by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board in 2018.


The CCESP will focus on ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, while SAFSP will focus on ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: promoting rural development and food security. Both programs will support ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: fostering regional cooperation and integration.


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Consultation Workshop on GMS Climate Change and Environment Sustainability Program (CCESP)

1 to 2 April 2019

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Climate Change and Environment Sustainability Program (CCESP): The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) on CCESP will build on the key achievements of two phases of the Core Environment Program and support the implementation of the GMS Core Environment Program Strategic Framework and Action Plan 2018-2022, which was endorsed at the Fifth GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting held in 2018. The CCESP will focus on creating enabling conditions to leverage additional investment in priority areas such as (i) green technologies and sustainable infrastructure; (ii) natural resources and ecosystem services; and (iii) green growth, climate resilience and disaster risk management.

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