Pre-Event to COP15: Focus on Transport Sector

November 11, 2009

COPENHAGEN, November 11 /PRNewswire/ — At a climate symposium in
Copenhagen on 5 December, transport, energy and climate experts from Asia,
Europe and the US will explore what must be done in order to contribute to
reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2050. The main focus of
the discussions is how to reduce CO2 emissions in the world’s transport

“At the symposium we will put forward international policy
recommendations to accomplish the reduction of the transport emissions in
order to move towards a positive future beyond COP15,” says Mr. Jiro Hanyu,
Chairman, Institution for Transport Policy Studies, Japan.

Keynote speakers at the symposium include Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman
of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Dr. Takamitsu Sawa,
Professor at the Graduate School of Policy Science at Japan’sRitsumeikan
and outspoken climate opinion maker; and Dr. Lewis Fulton, Senior
Transport Energy Specialist, Energy Technology Policy Division, International
Energy Agency, OECD.

The symposium speakers agree that reducing worldwide CO2 emissions from
the transport sector is crucial in order to significantly reduce global
greenhouse gas emissions. It is, however, especially difficult for developing
countries to take actions to reduce transport emissions, due to these
countries’ needs in pursuing sustainable social and economic development.
Even for developed countries, it is difficult to change the energy
consumption habits of the public.

At the Copenhagen event, global policy recommendations on how to reach
global reduction targets of CO2 emission from the transport sector both in
developed and in developing countries will be discussed.

Agenda and registration: http://www.stl-symposium.org.

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) will participate at the symposium’s press conference to be held
on Saturday December 5, 10:00 a.m. at the SAS Royal Hotel, venue Oxford 11.

The event is organised by the Institution for Transport Policy Studies
and supported by The Nippon Foundation.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, 5 December 2009, starting at 13:30

Venue: “AEgget” conference room, Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Hammerichsgade
1, Copenhagen

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