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Network for Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Latin America and the Caribbean (NESTLAC)

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  • eric.britton@ecoplan.org
    Thursday, May 13, 2004, Paris, France, Europe I would like to draw your attention to a program of the United Nations Environment Program which directly targets
    Message 1 of 2 , May 13 1:14 AM
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      Thursday, May 13, 2004, Paris, France, Europe

      I would like to draw your attention to a program of the United Nations Environment Program which directly targets the matters which bring us together in this form, brining together some outstanding cities and hands-on innovators. The project address opens at http://uneprisoe.org/NESTLAC/index.htm in English, and then goes on to report for the most part in Spanish (but you always have our translation tools for that if needed). A short description of the program taken from the site follows:

      Network for Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Latin America and the Caribbean (NESTLAC)

      Overview
      Project website

      Project Intranet

      The aim of NESTLAC is to disseminate, promote and facilitate the implementation of Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) options in Latin America and the Caribbean.

      The Network will promote the switch from private cars to public and non-motorised transport, leading thereby to reductions of both local and global emissions from the sector. NESTLAC will serve as the mechanism through which all the necessary activities to disseminate, promote and facilitate the implementation of EST options will be carried out.

      Initial members of NESTLAC are the Environmental Authority of Panama (ANAM), the Transit and Road Transport Authority of Panama (ATTT), the Chilean Inter-ministerial Secretariat for Planning and Transport (SECTRA), the
      Municipality of Guatemala City, the Transit and Transport Authority of El Salvador, the Vice-Ministry of Transport of El Salvador, Transmilenio S.A. of Bogotá, the Trolley-bus System of Quito and URC.

      NESTLAC is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and URC.

      For further information contact:

      Jorge Rogat, jorge.rogat@...

    • P. Christopher Zegras
      International Transportation and CDM Workshop August 25-27, 2004 Santiago, Chile Transportation accounts for one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in many
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 23, 2004
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        International Transportation and CDM Workshop
        August 25-27, 2004 Santiago, Chile

        Transportation accounts for one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in many countries, and this number is growing. However, very few projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are addressing the issue of transportation because of the difficulties associated with baselines, additionality and monitoring.

        The International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Center for Clean Air Policy and Climate Change & Development are working with the government of Chile on a project that examines the feasibility of CDM projects in the transport sector. As part of this project, we will be hosting an international seminar August 25-27, 2004, in Santiago, Chile.

        Who should attend?
        Governments and organizationsfrom developing and developed countriesworking on the issues of climate change, transport and the CDM. Limited travel subsidies are available for developing country participants.

        What is the purpose?
        The primary goal is to advance the discussion of the fit between the Clean Development Mechanism and the transport sector with a focus on the following:
        • bringing international experience and expertise to bear on the cutting edge analysis currently being conducted as part of the transport and CDM project in Chile;
        • furthering discussion on limitations of the current CDM rules, and what types of creative solutions might better facilitate sustainable transport initiatives; and
        • providing constructive suggestions to policy-makers and transport planners on how to incorporate emission reductions considerations into transportation planning in developing as well as developed countries.

        Preliminary Agenda
        August 25, 2004
        Pre-sessional: Examining Possibilities for CDM in the Transportation Sector: Lessons from Chile
        Presentation of findings from three case studies (bicycles; bus technology switch; and location efficient development) from a Santiago study, and recommendations for incorporating CDM into future transport initiatives in Chile.

        August 26, 2004
        Transportation and Climate Change Projects: Lessons for the CDM
        International examples of transport work focused on reducing greenhouse gases and discussion of
        transferable lessons learned.

        August 27, 2004
        Transportation, Climate Change and the CDM: Moving Forward
        Discussion of opportunities and challenges of transportation projects within the current CDM framework; examination of options to broaden the use of CDM in transport sector; and exploration of options beyond Kyoto (half day).

        For further information regarding the project, please visit the project Web site at
        http://www.iisd.org/climate/south/ctp.asp

        For workshop information and registration details, please contact:
        Jodi Browne
        International Institute for Sustainable Development
        Ottawa, Canada
        jbrowne@...
        +1-613-238-9821

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