November 15, 2005
1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC
Seminar: 2:30 - 5:00 PM
Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Japan International Transport Institute
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1819 L STREET, N.W. SUITE 1000
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036
Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.
Seminar on Global Warming and Road Transportation:
The Impact of Motorization in Fast-Growing Developing Nations such as China and India
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.
President, Japan International Transport Institute
Director, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Research Associate, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Research Manager, Japan International Transport Institute
Director of Research, The Center for Transport and the Environment,
World Resources Institute
Senior Advisor, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
Senior Representative, Japan International Transport Institute