Green Freight Day (Pre-Event of Integrated Conference of BAQ2014 and Intergovernmental Eighth Regional EST Forum in Asia)
18 Nov 2014 - 18 Nov 2014
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Venue: "Golden Pond” Meeting Room, Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
How to join: Please send email to est@uncrd.or.jp with subject "Green Freight Day, 18 Nov"

Programme:
TimeProvisional ProgrammeSpeaker/PanelAffiliation/Title
1:00-1:30Registration
Session I: Global and Regional Developments in Green Freight: Roles and Opportunities for Asia
1:30-1:45Welcome and Opening RemarksMr. Robert EarleyTransport Program Manager, Clean Air Asia
Mr. CRC MohantyEnvironment Programme Coordinator, United Nations Centre for Regional Development
1:45-2:00Keynote SpeechMr. Jim BlubaughDirector of International Programs, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, United States Environmental Protection Agency
2:00-2:50Panel Discussion:Policy, Capacity Building and Implementation for Green Freight in Asia
Facilitator: Robert Earley, Clean Air Asia
Ms. Naeeda CrishnaGreater Mekong Subregion Environment Operations Centre, ADB
Mr. Parthaa BosuClean Air Asia
Policy Representative from Sri Lanka (tbc)
Mr. Buddy PolovickUS Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Roland HaasGIZ (tbc)
2:50-3:20Facilitated Group Activity: Recognizing Green Freight Efforts on Green Freight in Asia – An Asian Development Bank InitiativeMr. Robert EarleyClean Air Asia and Consultant, ADB
Mr. Sudhir GotaConsultant, ADB
Session II: Partnership Building for Greener Freight
3:45-3:50Introduction to Session IIMr. Parthaa BosuIndia Director, Clean Air Asia
3:55-4:15Keynote Speech
Introducing the Global Logistics Emissions Council and harmonized methodologies for calculating intermodal freight emissions
Ms. Sophie PunteExecutive Director, Smart Freight Centre
4:15-4:30Green Freight labels for business in AsiaMr. Stephan SchablinskiExecutive Director, Green Freight Asia (tbc)
4:30-5:15Panel Discussion: Greener shippers, Greener Carriers: How can communication between shippers and carriers help to incentivize greener freight in Asia?Ms. Sophie PunteSmart Freight Centre
Mr. Stephan SchablinskiGreen Freight Asia
Selected Global and Regional Shippers and Carriers
5:15-5:30Open Discussion and Conclusions

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