Brown Bag on Green Roads organized by ADB Transport Sector



Event details

  • Thursday 23 November
  • An online event only for ADB stuff


Event Summary

The road sector in Asia carries significant weight, with 21 million kilometers of roads in 2020, expected to grow by 8 million kilometers by 2030, and substantial upgrades to the existing network. This expansion poses environmental and social challenges, from CO2 emissions to flooding, erosion and biodiversity loss, affecting the quality of life and the footprint of extraction materials. To address these issues, the Asian Development Bank is collaborating with MetaMeta (MM) and the International Roads Federation (IRF) to develop the Green Road Toolkit. In this upcoming Brown Bag Lunch, we introduced the Green Road Vision for Asia, discuss the cross-cutting dimensions of green roads, including climate resilience, water management, ecology, reducing pollution, disaster risk reduction and inclusive growth alongside their associated practices, and provide insights into the Toolkit’s structure. Also, the winners of the open call for good Green Road practices were announced. A discussion session took place at the end of the event focusing on the importance of Green Roads and how to introduce them in the ADB operations.


Event Schedule

  • 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm: Introduction to the Green Road Toolkit by Michael Anyala and Rebecca A. Stapleton
  • 2:10 pm – 2:45 pm:  Green Roads – Developing a Green Roads Toolkit for Asia-Pacific Transport Sector by Gordon Keller
  • 2:45 – 3:00 pm: Summary of Open call applications and announcement of the Open call winners by David Mornout
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Discussion session


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Last modified: November 22, 2023