COPENHAGEN, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At a climate symposium in Copenhagen on 5 December, transport, energy and climate experts from Asia, Europe and the US will explore what must be done in order to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2050. The main focus of the discussions is how to reduce CO2 emissions in the world's transport sector.

At the symposium we will put forward international policy recommendations to accomplish the reduction of the transport emissions in order to move towards a positive future beyond COP15, says Mr. Jiro Hanyu, Chairman, Institution for Transport Policy Studies, Japan.

Keynote speakers at the symposium include Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Dr. Takamitsu Sawa, Professor at the Graduate School of Policy Science at Japan's Ritsumeikan University and outspoken climate opinion maker; and Dr. Lewis Fulton, Senior Transport Energy Specialist, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency, OECD.

The symposium speakers agree that reducing worldwide CO2 emissions from the transport sector is crucial in order to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. It is, however, especially difficult for developing countries to take actions to reduce transport emissions, due to these countries' needs in pursuing sustainable social and economic development. Even for developed countries, it is difficult to change the energy consumption habits of the public.

At the Copenhagen event, global policy recommendations on how to reach global reduction targets of CO2 emission from the transport sector both in developed and in developing countries will be discussed.

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Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will participate at the symposium's press conference to be held on Saturday December 5, 10:00 a.m. at the SAS Royal Hotel, venue Oxford 11.

The event is organised by the Institution for Transport Policy Studies and supported by The Nippon Foundation.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, 5 December 2009, starting at 13:30

Venue: AEgget conference room, Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen

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