GMS Officials Look for Transport and Energy Solutions for Climate Change

Transport and energy officials from the six GMS countries are in Bangkok this week to deepen their understanding of transport and energy in the context of climate change and to brainstorm ideas for mitigation and adaptation projects.

The transport sector is a major driver of climate change, accounting for over 20% of energy related emissions in the GMS. At the same time, transport infrastructure is under threat from the impacts of climate change such as sea level rises and temperature changes.

Twenty-six representatives from transport, energy, planning, finance, and environment ministries learned about these issues and possible responses during the 5-day training program “Transport, Energy Use and Climate Change in the GMS, which began on Monday 21 April.

Organized by EOC in collaboration with the GMS Program’s Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management initiative, the training aims to build the capacity of GMS officials to incorporate climate change responses into transport and energy related policy, planning, and investment decisions.

Apart from the EOC climate change team, resource people include experts from ADB, Clean Air Asia, GIZ, and South Pole Carbon.

EOC has collaborated with the PPP initiative since 2008, with five previous trainings delivered on topics including safeguards, strategic environmental assessments, and integrated planning approaches.


Publish Date: 25th April 2014

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