Climate-Resilient Transport Workshop


Climate-Resilient Transport Workshop

05 September 2023 to 07 September 2023
VENUE: ADB Headquarters, Manila
ADB is prioritizing climate and disaster resilience and low-carbon development in response to the growing threats facing Asia and the Pacific. This includes ambition to deliver $100 billion in cumulative climate financing to developing member countries (DMCs) by 2030. Roads and other transport infrastructure networks in the region are vulnerable to the impact of climate and other disasters, the consequences of which includes direct damage to critical physical infrastructure, and delays and disruption to transport services including wider economic and social impacts.
Improved transport planning comprising building in adequate adaptive capacity during design and construction of transport infrastructure, and systematically implementing risk-based asset management to prioritize improving adaptation of critical and vulnerable assets is essential for strengthening the resilience of transport infrastructure and services. 
This invitation-only workshop will bring together transport policy makers and practitioners from selected DMCs, and ADB transport sector and climate change staff to discuss the implication of climate change on road and other transport networks, demonstrate through actual project examples what can be done to address the impacts of climate change, and disseminate datasets and tools that are available to support the preparation of climate resilient road investments.

ADB, together with MetaMeta Research and the International Road Federation, launched this Open Call for Green Road Practices for submission of best practices on creating sustainable, climate-resilient, and eco-positive roads.

The chosen submissions will form part of a Green Roads Toolkit, which will be used for planning and preparing future road project investments in the region. The Green Roads Toolkit considers connectivity, safety, affordability, decarbonization,  climate resilience and water management, land protection, quality of life and health,  controlling pollution, biodiversity, disaster management, safe sourcing of road building material, and inclusive development  as the dimensions to incorporate green road elements, and ensure that roads are aligned with different conventions, such as the Paris Agreement on Climate ChangeConvention on Biological Diversity, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among others. 

The public is invited to contribute examples and learnings on practical options for green roads. While the primary focus is on Asia and the Pacific, relevant examples from around the world that may be useful for the region are welcome. 

The top three practices will be selected as winners following  evaluation based on impact, applicability, cost-efficiency, and appropriateness for the region's context. The three winners will receive a signed copy of the newly published book, Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet by Ben Goldfarb, an award-winning environmental author. In addition, the winners will also receive support from the organizing team in documentation, advice, and presentations as needed.


Submit by completing the form here. Deadline for submission is on 31 August 2023.To know more on this Open Call for Green Road Practices, visit

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