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Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum 2011

by Australian Road Research Board on July 7, 2011

Reviewing the potential for greenhouse gas mitigation in transport

A new Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum (ALCTF) will get underway in July 2011. Led by a project secretariat comprising CSIRO, BITRE and ARRB Group, the ALCTF will seek to synthesise views and knowledge on carbon challenges in transport via workshops, networking and information exchanges over a 6 month period.

The aim of the ALCTF is to assess the cost, potential size and limiting factors of the full range of greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement options and strategies in the transport sector by inviting transport stakeholders to share their high level knowledge and discuss information presented by their peers and the project secretariat.

The impetus for the study is to bring together transport sector stakeholders, experts and other knowledge holders who do not normally have the opportunity to exchange information outside of their usual domain, mode or industry grouping. It is also contended that abatement options in the transport sector remain limited and poorly defined due to the diversity of the sector and limited exploration of the barriers to be overcome.

Together this forum will develop a set of realistic GHG reduction and carbon abatement options, define their potential by applying a common and transparent methodology using non-confidential contributed data and advice from participants.

What is the planned ALCTF program?

Starting in July 2011, the ALCTF will proceed with three workshops in various locations:

Workshop 1
– Project overview, sharing our collective knowledge base and identifying initial knowledge gaps and options for addressing them

Workshop 2
– Reviewing project secretariat analysis of input from the previous workshop, sharing additional information, defining the remaining knowledge gaps and the challenges
they represent

Workshop 3
– Reviewing the draft written report of workshop analysis, outcomes and lessons.

Location and dates for workshops:
Workshop 1 on 28 July 2011, Melbourne
Workshop 2 on 15 September 2011, Sydney
Workshop 3 on 3 November 2011, Brisbane

To register or for more information please contact: paul.graham@csiro.au