The Final Symposium
of the
“Study of Long-Term Transport Action Plan for ASEAN”
Hosted by Institution for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)
(Japan International Transport Institute)
Date & Time Thursday, February 20, 2014 (14:00-17:40)
Venue Hotel Okura Tokyo (“Ascot Hall”: B2F South Wing)
Participants 210 persons
Language English and Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
Program Opening Remarks
Mr. Makoto Washizu
President of Japan International Transport Institute, ITPS
Guest Greetings
Mr. Yaichi Nakahara
Parliamentary Secretary of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Session 1: Key Note Speeches
Dr. Bambang Susantono
(Bio)(file)
Vice Minister for Transportation, Republic of Indonesia
Mr. Ildefonso T. Patdu Jr. (Bio)(file)
Assistant Secretary, Department of@Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Republic of the Philippines
Dr. Bindu N. Lohani (Bio)(file)
Vice-President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Dr. David Banister (Bio)(file)
Professor, Oxford University

Session 2: Presentations of the Study’s Final Outcome
Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshita (Bio)(file)
Research Fellow, ITPS
Dr. Danang Parikesit (Bio)(file)
Professor and Senior Researcher, Gadjah Mada University
Dr. Jose Regin F. Regidor (Bio) (file)
Professor, University of the Philippines Dillman
Mr. Alvin Mejia (Bio) (file)
Program Manager, Low Emissions Urban Development, Clean Air Asia (CAA)

Session 3: Panel Discussions (including Question Time)
Moderator:

Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty (Bio)
Environment Program Expert / Coordinator, UNCRD
Panelists:
Dr. Danang Parikesit
Professor and Senior Researcher, Gadjah Mada University
Mr. Ildefonso T. Patdu Jr.
Assistant Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications, Republic of the Philippines
Dr. David Banister
Professor, Oxford University
Dr. Yoshitsugu Hayashi (Bio)
President, World Conference on Transport Research Society
Director and Professor, Nagoya University
Mr. Iwao Matsuoka (Bio)
Deputy Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

This international symposium was organized by ITPS in cooperation with its partners like CAA, in order to present the final outcomes of the three-year study project supported by the Nippon Foundation.
Taking into account global warming concerns, this study project aims to present long-term policy recommendations for south-east-Asian countries and ASEAN to in order to reduce 50% of CO2 emission from the transport sector by 2050.

In the first session, Dr. Susantono (Vice Minister for Transportation, Republic of Indonesia) and Mr. Patdu (Assistant Secreatry, DOTC, Republic of the Philippines) respectively presented their country’s current initiatives and future challenges to realize an environmentally sustainable transport and society. Dr. Lohani (Vice President, ADB) made a presentation focused on ADB’s challenges to promote low-carbon transport in Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Banister (Professor, Oxford University) introduced the theoretical base and inputs for the study project.

In the second session, four of the team members of this study project presented their final reports on the study project. Dr. Takeshita, research fellow, of ITPS explained the outline of the study project, including study aims, features, methodology, tools, and policy packages. Professor Parikesit (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia) and Professor Regidor (University of the Philippines Dillman) respectively presented policy recommendations for Indonesia and the Philippines and their simulated CO2 emission reduction effects, based on the study’s methodology and tools. Finally, Mr. Mejia of CAA showed the analyzed results for eight south-east Asian countries (other than Indonesia and the Philippines) and the ASEAN.

In the third session which was the panel discussion session, substantial and rich discussions were developed focused on barriers impeding policy realization and on how to overcome such barriers. In addition to inputs from the ASEAN point of view, discussions were presented from Asian and European points of views. Comments from the audiences on the floor made the panel discussion further stimulating.

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