The Study for Long-Term Transport Action Plan for ASEAN (LPA Project)

The Study for Long-Term Transport Action Plan for ASEAN (LPA Project) was led by the Institution for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS), supported by the Nippon Foundation, and implemented in cooperation with Clean Air Asia, the Indonesia Transport Society, the National Center for Transportation Studies of the University of the Philippines, and the Mizuho Information and Research Institute (MHIR). It builds upon the previous collaborative work that has been done under the “Study of Transport Systems in a Low Carbon Society” or STL study.

The main objectives of the LPA study are the following:

  • Develop tools that will aid in long-term CO2 mitigation analysis for the transport sector. A Visioning Tool was developed to integrate key societal factors in the determination of long-term policy packages for mitigating transport CO2 emissions. A Backcasting Tool was also developed as the primary tool for simulating the baseline CO2 emissions as well as the impacts of transport CO2 mitigation policy packages.
  • Formulate long-term action plans towards attaining the 0.33 tons transport CO2 per capita target1 for the transport sector by the year 2050 (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).

Data from the ten (10) Southeast Asian countries were collected to establish the baseline transport CO2 indicators of each country and to forecast the business-as-usual transport CO2 emissions towards 2050 using the ASIF (activity-structure-intensity-emission factor) framework.

Stakeholder consultations and visioning workshops were conducted to develop ideal images of the society and the transport sector by 2050 (performed for the Philippines and Indonesia).2 These scenarios were used as the bases for determining whether or not the different policy packages are appropriate for the countries. The CO2 mitigation impacts of selected policy packages for each country were estimated using the Backcasting Tool. Policy roadmaps were developed based on the results of the backcasting exercise.

Click below to access the tools and reports produced under the project.

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1Based on the calculations done using IEA 2050 projections in the International Study of Transport Systems in a Low Carbon Society (STL).
2For the other countries, projections on relevant societal and transportation-related parameters, as well as policy documents were used in formulating the images of the future.

Donors:

Partners:

  • Clean Air Asia
  • Indonesia Transport Society
  • National Center for Transportation Studies of the University of the Philippines
  • Mizuho Information and Research Institute

Duration: June 2013 – February 2014

Clean Air Asia Contact:
Alvin Mejia, alvin.mejia@cleanairasia.org