CSE Workshop Series on Transport and Climate

CSE organised a two-day Workshop series on the theme of 'Transport and Climate' on July 24 - 25, 2013 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. India and the Asian region are experiencing rapid motorization. Not only our cities face health threatening pollution, they are also in the grip of severe oil guzzling in the transportation sector which is worsening climate and energy security risk. The objective of this workshop was experience sharing and interface with the national and international experts on the emerging strategies and regulations on clean vehicles and fuels, the link between urban land use planning and transportation planning to make the Indian roadmap more effective. Several Indian cities are now in the process of preparing climate action plan as well as clean air action plan to firm up strategies for reducing emissions and energy impacts of transportation. Globally cities are following divergent strategies including vehicles emissions and efficiency regulations, urban design interventions, direct measures to restrain personal vehicle numbers and usage to reduce automobility and secure environment and public health. Experts from the US, Europe, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Brazil shared their learning curve and experts from India captured the lessons and case studies from Indian cities.

This workshop series was a two-day event:
Vehicles: Taming emissions, fuel guzzling and warming on July 24: On the first day, July 24th the focus of the discussion was on vehicle technology and fuel quality roadmap, technology approaches needed to improve fuel efficiency of vehicles (cars, bus, trucks, two-wheelers etc) for fuel savings and to reduce CO2 emissions and climate impacts. This event captured the emerging lessons from the global regulatory initiatives and how India is planning to craft fuel economy regulations for vehicle segments for fuel conservation and also on the vehicle technology and fuel quality roadmap. Senior officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, experts from US and Europe, automobile and oil industry representatives and Automotive Research Association of India participated in this debate.

Designing cities for sustainable mobility on July 25: On the second, July 25th, the role of urban design interventions and car restraint measures to reduce automobility and environmental impacts were deliberated. The discussion focused on emerging approaches in urban design and planning interventions for sustainable mobility and evaluated transit oriented development models emerging in different cities of the world (Curitiba, Hong Kong, Singapore and European cities) including India (Delhi, Naya Raipur) to integrate land-use policies with transportation strategies for sustainable mobility.

This workshop series brought together the prominent international and national experts, regulators and civil society groups to discuss vehicle technology and mobility and emerging approaches in urban design and planning interventions to reduce energy and climate impacts of motorisation in Indian cities for sustainable mobility and environmental and societal benefits. It captured the learning curve to draw lessons for India and also the policy initiatives that have started in some Indian cities.

For details, contact:

Priyanka Chandola
Right To Clean Air Campaign, Centre for Science and Environment
Mobile: +91 – 9810414938
Email: priyanka@cseindia.org

Sakshi C. Dasgupta
Sustainable Building Programme, Centre for Science & Environment
Mobile: 9811910901
Email: sakshi@cseindia.org


Programme schedule
Workshop Series on Transport and Climate

July 24 - 25, 2013

DAY 1. Presentations
Vehicles: Taming emissions, fuel guzzling and warming

By: Anumita Roychowdhury

WRF-CAMx Model Study for Transport of Black Carbon to the Himalayas: Regional Control Strategies

By: Mukesh Sharma

Long-range Transport and Energy Futures

By: Sudhir Chella Rajan

Motor Vehicle Pollution Control: Emissions Vs. Efficiency Getting the Principles Right

By: Michael P. Walsh

Presentation on Bus-based Public Transport in Bangalore BMTC Experience

By C.G Anand

Workshop Series on Transport and Climate: July 24, 2013

By: Paul Sowerby

Global Best Practices in Fuel Efficiency Policies

By: Anup Bandivadekar

Smarter Freight Movement

through Fuel Efficiency

By: Parthaa BosuIndia


By: Shrikant Marathe

Fuels & Lubricants for Fuel Economy and Emissions Control


CAR FUEL ECONOMY Automobile Industry Perspective

By: I V Rao

DAY 2. Presentations
Designing cities for sustainable mobility

By: Anumita Roychowdhury

Look to NEW Transit Metropolises

By: Paul Barter

TOD in Curitiba: how BRT may reshape a city

By: Fábio Duarte

'Naya Raipur' A city of sustainable mobility

By: S.S Bajaj

Pune Regeneration Charrette

By: Deependra Prashad

Redesigning cities for reducing automobility –Transit Oriented Development (TOD)Approach





By: Ashok B. Lall

DAY 3. Presentations
Parking policy: Getting the principles right

By: Anumita Roychowdhury

Parking Policy in the overall context of TDM

By: Mr. Manfred Breithaupt

Parking Policy From Despair and Conflict towards Hope and Sustainability

By: Paul Barter

News Clippings
Badly Designed Cities leading to warming and pollution: CSE

Central Chronicle Chhattisgarh, August 10, 2013

Is Brazil’s bus rapid transit system the way forward for Indian cities?

The Hindu Business Line, Kochi, August 5, 2013

Andhrajyothi Sunday Magazine, August 4, 2013

Andhrajyothi Sunday Magazine, August 4, 2013

Let’s restrict number of cars

The Hindu Business Line, August 3, 2013

Parking rate in Delhi should be 60 times higher, say global experts

Ritam Halder, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, July 27, 2013

NDMC not to impose hike in parking fee from August 1

PTI, New Delhi, July 28, 2013

CSE says bad design leads to Delhi's urban sprawl

Mail Today Bureau, New Delhi, July 25, 2013

Congestion tax a possibility in metros Smriti Kak Ramachandran,

The Hindu, New Delhi, July 26, 2013

Emissions improve, but air can still kill Chetan Chauhan

Hindustan Times New Delhi, July 27, 2013

Himalayan glaciers shrinking due to black carbon: expert Chetan Chauhan ,

Hindustan Times New Delhi, July 28, 2013

Badly planned city offers wrong travel choices

Times News Network, July 26, 2013

India sorely needs fuel saving for transport: CSE IANS, New Delhi, July 24, 2013

Published in:

a) The New Indian Express
b) Yahoo News
c) New York Daily News
d) Business Standard
e) Dainik Disha
f) WebIndia 123
g) Sify
India's emission standards unsatisfactory: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

IBNS, Hyderabad, July 25, 2013