Asia and the Pacific Transport Forum 2024

Venue: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines
Organizers: Asian Development Bank
Date and time
14 - 17 May 2024
09:00 am - 05:00 am GMT+8

Transport forum logo.

The Asia and the Pacific Transport Forum 2024 will be hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its headquarters in Manila, on 14 to 15 May, with capacity-development training events held on 16 and 17 May. It will focus on how the transport sector can decarbonize and ensuring the climate resilience of transport infrastructure.

The transport sector accounts for around 15% of global emissions from fossil fuel and has one of the fastest growth rate projections, with much of this growth attributed to Asia. Transport decarbonization requires a fully comprehensive approach, utilizing the avoid-shift-improve mantra to avoid the need for mobility, shift to more efficient and thus less emitting forms of transport, and to improve mobility with the promotion of net-zero transport vehicles and the phasing out of fossil fuel and internal combustion engine vehicles. 

The forum aims to:

  • Present the solutions for transport to deliver on global commitments on transport-related Sustainable Development Goals and on Paris Agreement commitments;
  • Provide an opportunity for representatives of the region's transport expert community to develop a greater understanding on key transport issues in the present and near future;
  • Allow those working on real-world sustainable transport solutions such as policymakers, thought leaders, and practitioners to discuss their experiences; and
  • Engage discussions between ADB and its developing member countries (DMCs), private sector clients, and development partners on the challenges and opportunities facing the transport sector.

Target participants

  • Key decision makers of governmental transport agencies and organizations.
  • ADB DMCs’ government representatives, ADB executing and implementing agencies involved in transportation, road infrastructure, and in related fields such as finance, energy, social and urban development, environment, and climate change.
  • Infrastructure and asset managers of transport networks and systems.
  • Transport system operators.
  • Transport sector specialists, focused on technical or policy issues.
  • Policy makers, regulators, and managers from the public and private sectors.
  • Representatives and lead experts in transport-related technologies.
  • Development and knowledge partners working on transport issues and solutions.

Registration is open for all, but there will be a screening process to ensure the event caters to the targeted individuals.