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Upcoming LEDS Events

CEADIR Discussion Series: How Co-Benefits Have Unlocked Climate Financing

12 May 2015, 9-10:30 am Eastern

Many analyses show that greenhouse gas mitigation investments can have important environmental, health, or other economic or social co-benefits that can reduce or even outweigh the net costs within a country. For example, urban public transportation improvements can decrease carbon emissions and reduce mortality and chronic illnesses from conventional air pollutants.

Another important aspect of co-benefits has received less attention—how their inclusion can help unlock public and private sector climate financing, international and domestic, for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.

Dr. William Ward (USAID) will discuss types of co-benefits and how different market intervention approaches can affect climate change investments. Dr. Tulika Narayan (Abt Associates) will present sustainable landscape and clean energy environmental valuation analyses from Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

The live event will be held at Crown Agents, 1129 20th Street, Washington D.C.—with a live streaming webinar available. Discussion recordings will be available after the event.

About the CEADIR Series

USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project hosts a monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience. The series examines the perspectives of prominent thinkers and players in this evolving arena, showcasing best practices for measuring economic impacts and opportunities to unlock financing for clean energy, sustainable landscapes and adaptation investments.

More information can be found here: https://ceadirseries.adobeconnect.com/may2015_ceadirdiscussion/event/event_info.html

LEDS LAC Webinars: Estimating the GHG Impacts of Policies and Actions

13 May 2015 9:00 - 10:30 (GMT-6)

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Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Secretariat, INCAE Business School.

Introduction to the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard. David Rich. Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Case study: Air quality management plan of the metropolitan area of Valle de Aburrá in Colombia. Magdalena Fandiño. Air Quality and Emissions Specialist, Clean Air Institute.

About the webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard, which can be used to estimate the greenhouse gas impacts of policies and actions. Over 270 participants from 40 countries were involved in developing the standard alongside the GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard. As part of the process, pilot tests were conducted on 27 policies and actions in 20 countries and cities to make sure the standard works in practice.

The standard may be used at multiple points in time: before policy implementation (to estimate the expected future effects of a planned policy or action); during policy implementation (to estimate achieved effects to date and the ongoing performance of key performance indicators); and after policy implementation (to estimate what effects a policy or action has had on GHG emissions).

Following a presentation on the standard, the case of the air quality management plan of the metropolitan area of Valle de Aburrá in Colombia will be presented as an example from piloting the standard in Latin America.

The webinar will be held in English If you have questions, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

CTCN Webinar: Forestry Technologies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change

13 May 2015 Time to be announced

Organizer: World Agroforestry Center

More information to follow.

LEDS GP Transport Webinar: How the Built Environment Influences Who Rides on Bus Rapid Transit

14 May 4:30 AM GMT / 15 May 2:00 PM GMT

English Presentation Date: Thursday, May 14 Time: 4:30 AM GMT Check the time zone change according to your location: Click Here Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/339687886338286593

Spanish Presentation Date: Friday, May 15 Time: 2:00 PM GMT Check the time zone change according to your location: Click Here Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7798661519473095169

The LEDS Global Partnership and The Transport Sector Working Group are hosting a webinar on How the Built Environment Influences Who Rides on Bus Rapid Transit presented by Erik Vergel-Tovar.

The BRT boom over the past 15 years has been a significant step toward achieving sustainable urban transport, particularly in rapidly growing cities. There’s been recent interest in assessing how the built environment—which includes factors like pedestrian infrastructure and density—affects ridership in different types of BRT corridors. However, little is known about the relationship between the built environment and BRT ridership, since existing studies have generally examined the impact of the built environment on transit ridership within metro and light rail systems. This leaves a serious gap in our understanding, as it’s often assumed that population density alone determines BRT ridership.

New research looks to fill this gap by exploring how the built environment influences BRT ridership at the station level. This webinar shows the results of the research project “Examining the relationship between BRT ridership and the built environment in Latin America” presented at Transforming Transportation 2015. This research suggests that a rich array of built environment factors affect BRT travel behavior. The study tested for associations between BRT ridership and built environment data around 120 BRT stations in seven Latin American cities, and concluded that the built environment plays a significant role explaining BRT ridership. Mixed land use and active transport infrastructure play an important but often overlooked role as well.

El boom de los sistemas integrados de transporte masivo de buses rápidos tipo BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) durante los últimos 15 años ha sido un paso significativo para alcanzar un transporte urbano sostenible, particularmente en ciudades de rápido crecimiento. Recientemente se ha generado un interés en evaluar como el espacio construido –el cual incluye factores como infraestructura para peatones y la densidad – afecta el número de pasajeros en diferentes tipos de corredores de sistemas tipo BRT. Sin embargo, poco se sabe acerca de la relación entre el espacio construido y el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT, considerando que los estudios existentes han examinado generalmente los impactos del espacio construido en el número de pasajeros en sistemas férreos como los trenes ligeros, tranvías y metros. Lo anterior plantea un vacío en cuanto al conocimiento de dicha relación, dado que usualmente se asume que únicamente la densidad poblacional determina el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT.

Recientes investigaciones buscan llenar dicho vacío al explorar cómo el espacio construido influye en el número de pasajeros que abordan sistemas tipo BRT a través del análisis de esta relación al nivel de estación. Este webinar presenta los resultados del proyecto de investigación “Examinando la relación entre el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT y el espacio construido en América Latina” presentado en Transforming Transportation 2015. Esta investigación sugiere que una serie de factores del espacio construido afectan el comportamiento de viajes en los sistemas tipo BRT. El estudio evaluó asociaciones entre el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT y datos del espacio construido alrededor de 120 estaciones en siete ciudades de América Latina. El estudio concluye que el espacio construido juega un papel significativo explicando el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT al nivel de estación. Aunque usualmente no son considerados, la mezcla de usos del suelo e infraestructura de transporte no motorizado también juegan un papel importante en esta relación.

Organizer: World Agroforestry Center

More information to follow.

Asia Clean Energy Forum 2015

16 - 20 June 2015

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Energy Council (WEC), and the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) will hold Asia Clean Energy Forum 2015 in Manila during June 15-19, 2015. The course will include pre-forum events like the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and the Quantum Leap in Wind Workshop. ACEF 2014’s presentations and workshops brought together a wide range of policymakers, project developers, investors, and technical experts from across the region to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the clean energy sector.

ADB initiated the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) in 2006, with the aim of sharing best practices in policy, technology, and finance to meet the region's climate and energy security challenges.  ACEF is an event, with a mix of pre-forum events, plenary sessions with top-level keynote speakers, panel discussions, and Deep Dive Workshops on specific topics of interest to the Asia Clean Energy Community.   For more information please visit: http://asialeds.org/events/asia-clean-energy-forum-2015 [LEDGP.org Page(s): [1]

Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2015

26 June - 8 July 2015 Bangkok, Thailand

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will convene the second session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2015) for soliciting Asia-Pacific regional input to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2015 which will be held from 26 June to 8 July 2015 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

For more information please visit: http://www.unescap.org/events/apfsd2

International Conference on Climate Change Resilience (CCR)

5 - 6 October 2015 Puducherry, India

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Pondicherry University, in association with the Indian-European Multi-level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN), will be organizing the International Conference on Climate Change Resilience (CCR) on October 5-6, 2015 in Pondicherry.

For more information please visit: http://asialeds.org/events/international-conference-climate-change-resilience-ccr

Past Events

For information about past events, see past partnership events.