The Climate-Resilient Transport Workshop organized by the Asian Development Bank took place at the ADB HQ in Manila, Philippines on 5-7 September 2023. The objectives of this workshop were to: (i) demonstrate through concrete policy and project examples what can be done to address the impact of climate change on road networks, and what datasets and tools are available; (ii) strengthen capacity in the preparation of projects supporting climate-resilient outcomes; and (iii) assess gaps and prepare road map towards climate-resilient road network management for selected countries. The workshop was attended by a group of nomited DMC transport sector and climate change counterparts from selected countries including Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands as well as ADB transport sector staff and selected climate change staff.
Frank van Steenbergen on behalf of MetaMeta and the International Roads Federation, presented the current work on the Green Roads Toolkit and Guidance note that is being developed for the Asian Development Bank. The Green Roads toolkit will go beyond the current conventional approaches, where connectivity, safety, and affordability are the main dimensions to incorporate green road elements and ensure roads are aligned with different conventions, such as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Biodiversity Convention, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among others.
The session on the Green Roads Toolkit was very lively and consisted of (1) a presentation of the work and the toolkit as it stands (2) poster sessions with contributions and comments on the current toolkit (3) a discussion around the first version of Green Roads Vision and (4) invitation to take part in Community of Practice.
Last modified: October 18, 2023