Action towards Resource-efficient and Low Carbon Cities in Asia

Developing a knowledge-base for the benefit of Asian cities

Advisory Group Meeting

10 August, 2010

Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand

Agenda

08:30–09:00

Registration of Participants

09:00-09:20

-Welcome

-Introduction of the moderator: Mr. K. V. Ramani, Senior Energy Security Advisor, UN-ESCAP

09:20-09:45

Presentation of AIT’s Project Objectives and Activities- AIT

09:45–10:15

Presentation by representatives of organizations invited to the Advisory group meeting

(2 slides, and maximum of 3 minutes presentation of their activities related to Climate Change and City Initiatives)

10:15–10:30

Coffee Break

10:30–11:15

Exploring Synergy between AIT’s project with the on-going Regional and International Low Carbon City Initiatives:

  • Other Low Carbon City initiatives/ projects
  • Lessons learned
  • Networking/ information sharing – Need for knowledge base
  • Resource sharing
  • Strengthening the on-going project activities
  • Capacity development needs
11:15-12:15

Input from experts for short-listing and selecting pilot cities for the project

  • Setting-up selection criteria (small/medium scale cities)
  • Type of priority actions (soft vs hard solutions)
  • Expected administrative and technical issues
  • Sharing of past experiences/ local contacts
  • How to mobilize additional resources
12:15-12:45

Follow-Up activities, and preparation of action plan, channel for regular communication and sharing of ideas

12:45-13:00

Concluding Remarks

13:00-14:00

Lunch