Asia-Pacific Climate Week – Bangkok, Thailand, September 2-6, 2019
The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), a joint initiative of SLoCaT and Movin’On, is actively engaging in the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) on 2nd to 6th September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Please refer to the official website for general information.
Sustainable Transport Events
Events at the Asia-Pacific Climate Week follow the main themes of cities and municipalities, academia and civil society, and engagement between the public and private sector, analysing each through the lens of transformative mobility solutions and low emission urban logistics to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The week consists of affiliated, high-level events and thematic sessions. SLoCaT is the lead organisation of the transport thematic block at the APCW to be held on Thursday, 5 September.
Monday, 2 September:
- NDC Dialogue Day 1, 09:00 – 17:30 – Collaboration strategies and whole of society approach towards NDC implementation and enhancement. This closed door, invite-only event is organised by the UNFCCC and UNDP.
Tuesday, 3 September:
- Knowledge Corner: Transformative Mobility to Accelerate the Implementation of the Paris Agreement, 08:30 – 13:00 – The SLoCaT Partnership will showcase work on transport decarbonisation and discuss with visitors what is necessary to accelerate climate action in the transport sector.
- NDC Dialogue Day 2, 09:00 – 17:30 – Collaboration strategies and whole of society approach towards NDC implementation and enhancement. This closed door, invite-only event is organised by the UNFCCC and UNDP.
- MPGCA Meeting, 09:30 – 12:30 – This meeting will explore ways to enhance collaboration between non‐party stakeholders and policymakers in the region, while delving into the issues identified as priorities for Asia-Pacific as to collectively scale up climate action to implement the Paris Agreement. This event is organised by the UNFCCC.
Wednesday, 4 September:
- IRENA Innovation Day: Thailand, 09:30 – 17:30 – In this off-site event, the focus will be on innovative solutions for the reliable integration of variable renewable energy in power systems. The SLoCaT Partnership will participate in the session on the complementarities of biofuels and the electrification of transport, including EVs, to decarbonise the transport sector. More information available here.
- Clean Mobility and Renewable Energy Integration through Energy Storage, 11:30 – 13:00 – This side-event, organized by the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) and Asia LEDS Partnership, aims to give the participants an understanding of the linkages between clean mobility and large scale integration of renewable energy enabled by utility scale energy storage.
Thursday, 5 September:
- Transformative Urban Mobility: An interactive Consultation by the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate, 11:35 – 11:50 – This Action Hub event will highlight the major trends on urban transport and climate change in the region.
- Thematic Block on Buildings: Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action, 13:30 – 15:55 – This thematic session is organised by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) and UNESCAP, with support from UNDP, SLoCaT, UN-Habitat – Nepal, Global Covenant of Mayors, CDP, UNOPS, and REN21.
- Thematic Block on Transformative Mobility Solutions to Implement Nationally Determined Contributions in Asia-Pacific, 16:00 – 18:30 – This thematic session aims to explore transformative mobility solutions and the development of low emission urban logistics. It is organised by the SLoCaT Partnership, with support from CDP Worldwide, ITDP, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNOPS, and WRI.
Please contact Alice Yiu at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions regarding our plans for APCW.
Lastly, please also kindly let Alice know if your organisation is going to be present at either regional climate week and what your planned activities are. We will be happy to include your activities in the overview we are compiling for the regional climate weeks.
Key Messages on Transport and Climate Change
During the Asia-Pacific Climate Week, PPMC is promoting key messages developed in consultation with members and partner organisations:
Key Message 1: Net decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2050 is possible, but will require an immediate and concerted turnaround of global policy action
Key Message 2: Sustainable transport is necessary for countries to deliver on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Key Message 3: Safe, low carbon, efficient and affordable mobility for all is essential to sustainable human development and must be enabled in all sustainable development policies
Key Message 4: Investments in low carbon transport can yield substantial, long-term benefits by increasing social cohesion and equity and reducing disability and deaths
Key Message 5: Integrated mobility solutions have the potential to transform transport systems into more efficient, low carbon, clean air, people-centered and planet-sensitive solutions
Key Message 6: The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate and the global transport community stand ready to support development and implementation of country, city and company actions on climate change and transport
See the detailed Key Messages here.
Infographic on Transport and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific
For the Asia-Pacific Climate Week, SLoCaT has prepared an infographic outlining the reality of sustainable, low carbon transport in the Asia-Pacific region. The infographic shows that transport GHG emissions are growing, driven by accelerated economic growth, population growth, and urbanisation. The number of cars per 1,000 people in Asian countries is increasing rapidly, as high as 88% between 2005 and 2015. 80% of Asia-Pacific countries highlight transport in their NDCs and various sustainable transport policies are being introduced around the region. Please find the infographic here.
The information in this infographic is based on the Transport and Climate Change 2018 Global Status Report, which is the result of contributions from over 100 individuals from 40 transport and transport-related organisations across the SLoCaT Partnership.
Focal Contact Point
Christopher Dekki, email@example.com, Senior Associate – Policy Advocacy and Outreach, SLoCaT Partnership
Alice Yiu, firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate – Policy Advocacy and Outreach, SLoCaT Partnership