Side Event to ESCAP’s 79th Commission Session

18 May 2023

Time: 12:35 PM - 1:45 PM (UTC+7)
Location: United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok, Thailand / Meeting Room H (Level 1)

To reduce emissions from the fastest growing emitter in Asia, urgent policies for transport are needed. This side event will allow countries to share their strategies for transport decarbonization and identify areas for regional collaboration.

Language(s): EN

Organised by:
GIZ, UN ESCAP, Ministry of Transport of Vietnam


Accelerating the decarbonisation of transport in Asia & the Pacific.

  • Sharing country experiences for decarbonizing transport in Asia
  • Identifying fields of action on how to handle hard-to-abate subsectors such as freight and non-urban passenger transport.
  • Identifying key steps for regional collaboration to accelerate the decarbonization of transport.

Download the agenda here.


  • Wei-Shiuen (Moderator), United Nations ESCAP.
  • Johannes Kerner, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, German Embassy in Thailand.
  • Ms. Min Meanvy, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Cambodia.
  • Mr. Weimin Ren, Director, Transport Division, ESCAP.
  • Mr. To Nam Toan, Head of the Science, Technology, Environment and International Cooperation Division, Department for Roads of Viet Nam. Ministry of Transport Viet Nam.
  • Mr. Jiraroth Sukolrat, Director Bureau of Regional Transport and Traffic System Promotion, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning. Ministry of Transport, Thailand.
  • Mr. Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, Director General, Separtment of Transport Management, Ministry of Physical Intrastructure and Transport, Nepal.