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

Bangkok, Thailand 20 to 24 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.

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