Greening Transportation Projects

Events

Greening Transportation Projects

25 November 2021 to 10 February 2022

via Zoom. 


ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK in partnership with the WILDLIFE INSTITUTE OF INDIA presents a Webinar Series to foster a global dialogue in the field of green linear infrastructure for integrating principles of green growth, and concepts of smart design and planning, into linear developments.

ADB-WII Webinar Series

Transportation infrastructure projects invariably involve considerable land diversion and long-term investments. These projects also have the potential to cause severe impacts to the environment and wildlife. To counter these adverse effects of development, it is imperative to have capacity to address the negative impacts of linear infrastructure projects and also to harmonize conservation with development goals for sustainable development.

Objectives

  • To broaden and deepen understanding of principles of green growth, and concepts of smart planning into transport infrastructure development.
  • Build capacity to promote ecologically friendly and sustainable road and rail development projects in Asia.
  • This training programme also aims to build capacity for conserving and managing natural capital during planning and implementation of transportation projects.

Webinar 1: Why Connectivity Matters and How to Develop Models of Connectivity for Different Species? 

25 November 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Manila time (GMT+8) | 1:30 - 2:30 pm, India time (GMT+5:30)

This webinar explores the concept of landscape connectivity and how fragmentation caused by human activities disrupts animal movements and habitats, and threatens biodiversity and climate change adaptation. 


Webinar 2: Ecological Considerations in Planning and Mitigation Measures, and Capacity Building Needs for Effective Conservation alongside Linear Infrastructure

16 December 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Philippines time (GMT+8) | 8:30 – 9:30 am, India time (GMT+5:30)

It is more important than ever to balance environmental conservation with the rapid development of linear infrastructure. This resultant ‘Green linear infrastructure’ can be understood simply as a 'design and develop with nature' concept. There are good practices and examples from India and other countries.

A wide network of individuals and organizations, from the government to the civil sector, plays a significant role in collaborating, planning, and constructing linear infrastructures. These roads, railways, transmission lines and canals, and such, are a significant cause of fragmentation and biodiversity loss around the world.

It makes the capacity building efforts of these key stakeholders absolutely crucial to develop strategies that can help reverse this trend of biodiversity loss, in a coordinated manner.


Webinar 3: Natural Capital Conservation amidst Development and the Role of Governance in Planning Conservation Friendly and Sustainable Transportation Projects

13 Jan 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Philippines time (GMT+8) | 8:30 – 9:30 am, India time (GMT+5:30)

The aim of this session is to showcase the importance of linking research to end users by bridging the roles of academics, policymakers, and society. To demonstrate that to develop successful, sustainable green infrastructure, it is imperative to have partnerships that protect ecological connectivity, meet the needs of local communities, and conserve vital environmental resources, natural capital, and wildlife populations. All of which can only be achieved by the direct involvement and partnership with stakeholders from the policy and government sector.


Webinar 4: Lessons from the Field: Success Stories of Mitigation Measures in Maintaining and Enhancing Connectivity, and Concluding Session: Summing up of the Webinar Series with Key Takeaways

10 Feb 2022, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Philippines time (GMT+8) | 8:30 – 10:00 am, India time (GMT+5:30)

The final webinar will present the established best practices, recommendations, and principles with real life successful examples of mitigation measures by wildlife biologists.

Concluding session: Summing up of the Webinar Series - Expert comments with key takeaways at this concluding session by a panel of speakers.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Nov 2021 Flyer Webinar 1: Why Connectivity Matters and How to Develop Models of Connectivity for Different Species?
Indranil Mondal
25 Nov 2021 Webinar 1 Video Recording
25 Nov 2021 Moderator Isao Endo
25 Nov 2021 Opening Remarks Karma Yangzom
25 Nov 2021 Presentations Background and Objectives Bilal Habib
25 Nov 2021 Presentations Why Connectivity Matters and Developing Models of Connectivity for Different Species?
The presentation discussed the concepts and analysis of landscape connectivity.
Indranil Mondal
25 Nov 2021 Presentations Q & A
25 Nov 2021 Presentations Open Discussion with Participants

- Challenges and opportunities in implementing green llnear infrastructure projects

- Identifying capacity building needs

Isao Endo
25 Nov 2021 Presentations Closing Remarks V.B. Mathur
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 Dec 2021 Flyer Webinar 2: Ecological Considerations in Planning and Mitigation Measures, and Capacity Building Needs for Effective Conservation alongside Linear Infrastructure
16 Dec 2021 Webinar 2 Video Recording
16 Dec 2021 Moderator Karma Yangzom
16 Dec 2021 Introduction to Webinar II Karma Yangzom
16 Dec 2021 Presentations Decision-Support for Improving Wildlife Connectivity and Transportation
This presentation gave an overview of wildlife connectivity and transportation.
Fraser Shilling
16 Dec 2021 Presentations Ecological Considerations and Mitigation Measures to Build Capacity for Smart Green Infrastructure: Some Perspectives
This presentation discussed smart green infrastructures and their ecological impacts.
V.B. Mathur
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
13 Jan 2022 Flyer Webinar 3: Natural Capital Conservation amidst Development and the Role of Governance in Planning Conservation Friendly and Sustainable Transportation Projects
13 Jan 2022 Webinar 3 Video Recording
13 Jan 2022 Moderator Karma Yangzom
13 Jan 2022 Introduction to Webinar III Karma Yangzom
13 Jan 2022 Presentations Green Linear Infrastructure: Science, Policy, and Practice in the United States
This presentation discussed green infrastructure developments in the United States and how science policy and practice intersect to help achieve green...
Elizabeth Fairbank
13 Jan 2022 Presentations Natural Capital Conservation amidst Development and the Role of Governance in Planning Convservation-Friendly and Sustainable Transportation Projects
This presentation gave an overview of natural capital conservation.
Asha Rajvanshi
13 Jan 2022 Q & A and Open Discussion
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
10 Feb 2022 Flyer Webinar 4: Lessons from the Field: Success Stories of Mitigation Measures in Maintaining and Enhancing Connectivity, and Concluding Session: Summing up of the Webinar Series with Key Takeaways
10 Feb 2022 Webinar 4 Video Recording
10 Feb 2022 Moderator Malvika Onial
10 Feb 2022 Opening Remarks Jamie Leather
10 Feb 2022 Presentations Linear Infrastructure Safeguards in Asia “LISA” Project
This presentation gave an overview and results of the Green Linear Infrastructure Safeguards in Asia.
Rob Ament
10 Feb 2022 Case Study Toolbox: Canada and Nepal
This presentation discussed the lesson learned from the case study from Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada) and Terai Arc Landscape(Nepal).
Anthony Clevenger
10 Feb 2022 Monitoring of Animal Underpass on NH 44, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra (2019-2022)
This presentation showed examples and scenarios of animals using the underpasses onNational Highways 44, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra (2019 – 2022...
Bilal Habib
10 Feb 2022 Implementation Challenges: Learnings and Experiences
This presentation discussed the implementations and challenges of Green Linear Infrastructures Projects in India.
Dhananjai Mohan
10 Feb 2022 Miles to go: Key Take-aways form Green Linear Infrastructure Development: The Asian Experience
This presentation gave vital take-aways from the Green Linear Infrastructure Development and discussed the 3Ds (Design, Development, and Delivery) and...
V.B. Mathur
10 Feb 2022 Closing Remarks Bilal Habib

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