The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will host its second ADB Transport Forum from 25–27 May, 2010 at ADB Headquarters in Manila. The theme of the 2010 Transport Forum is: “Changing Course: Pathways to Sustainable Transport”.
ADB has prepared a major new initiative – the Sustainable Transport Initiative – to scale-up its support for making transport more sustainable. It is carrying out this initiative in collaboration with development member countries and in partnership with other donors, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector. The Transport Forum is an important event for the transport community within ADB to discuss the STI and its implications for future transport operations. Equally, it is an opportunity for governmental and non-governmental stakeholders of ADB member countries to enter into a dialogue with the ADB on the relevance of the STI for them.
The 2010 Transport Forum is organized by ADB in partnership with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the EMBARQ/ WRI Center for Sustainable Transport.
An overview of the draft program is attached. In line with the theme of changing course toward sustainable transport, the program for the 2010 Transport Forum will cover the four areas chosen as the initial focus of the Sustainable Transport Initiative:
1. Urban transport
2. Mainstreaming climate change in transport
3. Road safety and social sustainability
4. Regional transport corridors