Room: The Rigodon Ballroom A and B
The APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) and Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) have done a great deal of work on concrete initiatives related to reducing energy-intensity and helping APEC transition to a clean energy future. A LEDS is an overarching framework or set of tools that helps economies think and plan strategically about how to mainstream climate change considerations in their economic and development plans. One key component of a LEDS is improved efficiency in key energy end-use sectors – including in the transportation sector.
This workshop will address the following objectives:
• Share experiences and best practices on transport planning in LEDS to assist APEC economies with the development and implementation of transportation strategies;
• Discuss how to develop transportation plans that incorporate policy measures and financial investment strategies that contribute to the delivery of low emission transport projects and plans, including strategic monitoring and assessment activities;
• Identify existing, or develop new, methodologies as needed that officials can apply in setting and achieving local and national government performance targets in low carbon transportation systems.
• Build interest and encourage active participation by transportation officials and private sector representatives in the LEDS planning processes underway in their respective economies
This full-day workshop is targeted to those working on LEDS in the transport sector. If you are interested in attending this affiliated event, please contact Sandra.Khananusit@icfi.com.
Room: Garcia Villa
The Green Growth Best Practices initiative (GGBP) is an effort to assess green growth planning and implementation practices around the world and find what works best under what circumstances, to assist policy makers and practitioners to improve the quality of green growth efforts.
The Green Growth Best Practices (GGBP) is an effort to provide the green growth community with a review of effective practices and analysis of the approaches being taken in different countries to achieve green growth. Since January 2013, we have worked with 75 authors who represent all regions of the world, levels of government and diverse stakeholder groups in the analysis of 9 priority topics: 1) Planning and Coordination; 2) National and sub-national integration; 3) Monitoring and evaluation; 4) Benefits assessment and communication; 5) Options and Pathways analysis; 6) Vision, targets, and baselines; 7) Policy design; 8) Public private partnerships, and 9) Financing strategies. The lessons will be published in a synthesis report in February 2014.
This session aims to receive feedback from green growth practitioners on 3 chapters and the overall project to make the assessment most relevant and useful to the international community. . Participants will be engaged in an active discussion to provide comments on the analysis, including whether the best practice lessons we draw are compatible with your experiences how we can refine the analysis, and how we can make the report most useful for future green growth work.
13:00-13:10 Overview of Green Growth Best Practices Initiative
Ron Benioff, Director GGBP
13:10-13:40 Effective Practices on Planning and Coordination
Alexia Kelly, Climate Change Mitigation Expert of the US State Department
13:40-14:10 Effective Practices on Options, Pathways, and Scenarios
Marlene Vinluan, ADB
14:10-14:30 General Feedback on GGBP and Wrap-up
Government of Nepal has initiated the process of formulating a Low Carbon Economic Development Strategy. The formulation work has been ongoing since July 2012.
This session aims to receive feedback from different experts, practitioners, governments, private sector, and other stakeholders on process, scope, data including preliminary framework of the strategy. Participants will be engaged in an active discussion to provide comments, including whether the Nepal’s LCEDS is compatible with other experiences, how we can refine the strategy, and how we can make the strategy most useful to follow the green development path.
13:00-13:10 Overview of LCEDS formulation in Nepal
Gopi Mainali, Joint Secretary, National Planning Commission
13:10-13:20 REDD initiatives in the context of LCEDS
Resham Dangi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation
13:20-13:50 LCEDS process, Sectoral emission scenario, Draft LCEDS framework, and a Way forward
Raju Laudari, Assistant Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre/Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
13:50-14:30 Discussion, feedback and wrap-up
Share current planning on regional, large-scale training programs funded and implemented by development organizations in Asia; identify overlaps and gaps; and discuss appropriate mechanisms for collaboration.
15:00-15:45: Overview of regional training programs
Each organization will offer a 6-7 minute overview of their regional training programs
Organizations that may attend include:
• Asian Development Bank
• Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
• Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
• Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES) Ishikawa
• National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
• US Agency for International Development (USAID)
• USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program – ICF International, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
• USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program
• Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)
• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
• Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
• World Bank Institute
15:45-16:30: Moderated discussion
• A moderator will lead a group discussion to identify overlaps and gaps, and agree on mechanisms for coordination
The ALP Steering Committee will meet to begin discussing the process for developing the 2014 ALP work plan, and what inputs to collect from participants at the Asia LEDS Forum to inform this effort.