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Seminar on Global Warming and Road Transportation: The Impact of Motorization in Fast-Growing Developing Nations such as China and India


DATE
November 15, 2005

LOCATI0N
RITZ CARLTON
1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC


Seminar: 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 PM


HOST
Japan International Transport Institute

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  Seminar on Global Warming and Road Transportation:
The Impact of Motorization in Fast-Growing Developing Nations such as China and India

PURPOSE
This seminar intends to shed light on how much impact motorization in fast growing economies like China and India have on global warming and the need to address this issue in a global setting.
If China's economy grows at the current speed and motorization takes off on a potentially unprecedented scale, energy consumption and CO2 emissions from road transportation in China, which remain relatively low now, will climb sharply. Additionally, China's share in total energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the world will grow significantly.
The same is likely to happen in India in the longer term. Yet the two countries are not covered by the Kyoto Protocol, and not legally bound to reduce CO2 emissions. Kyoto University's Institute of Economic Research and JITI have developed a projection model of future energy consumption and CO2 emissions from road transportation in China.
This model helps us to understand the significant impact of rapid motorization in China on global warming.
In our presentations, we will also examine India's road transportation and CO2 emissions and discuss the difference and similarities between these two countries.

OPENING REMARKS
Jiro Hanyu
President, Japan International Transport Institute
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KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Takamitsu Sawa
Director, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
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PRESENTATIONS
Iwao Matsuoka
Research Associate, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
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Sanjay Marwah
Research Manager, Japan International Transport Institute
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COMMENTS
Lee Schipper
Director of Research, The Center for Transport and the Environment,
World Resources Institute
 Bio  Presentation

Robert "Bob" Larson
Senior Advisor, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Bio  Presentation

Shigenori Hiraoka
Senior Representative, Japan International Transport Institute
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