NGV 2012: Positioning NGVs for Evolving Transportation — October 9 – 11, Chuncheon, South Korea
Conference sub-theme targets local government – Local Policy : Global Impact
NGV Global, the city of Chuncheon and the Korean Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (KANGV) have launched the website for NGV Global’s 2012 conference and exhibition. Located just north of Seoul, Chuncheon provides an exciting location for a comprehensive three-day conference that will discuss the evolving position of natural gas transportation in the face of uncertainty around traditional energy supply and growing pressure to address climate concerns.
For example: In the latest ‘World Energy Outlook’, the International Energy Agency says energy-related CO2 emissions in 2010 were the highest in history. ‘Our latest estimates are another wake-up call,’ said the IEA’s chief economist Fatih Birol. ‘The world has edged incredibly close to the level of emissions that should not be reached until 2020 if the 2C target it to be attained.’
For example: The European Union’s Eurostats reveal that, while not the single biggest contributor by volume, the transport sector displayed the largest percentage sector growth of all emissions sources. In 2008 the sector contributed 19.5% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The conference will discuss strategies to address these and other concerns, aiming to ensure the benefits of NGVs are realised on a grand scale worldwide in the coming years.
Conference Sub-theme — Local Policy : Global Impact
Host city Chuncheon extends a warm welcome to delegates from other local governments around the world to celebrate the leadership this sector has shown in implementing natural gas vehicle programs and to explore ongoing initiatives which can be established locally but impact globally.
Delegates will meet first hand with other local government officials engaged with or considering natural gas vehicles, hear case studies of existing programs, explore policy options and the practicalities of implementation, and debate the role of local government in energy, air quality and transport leadership.
Place NGV2012 in your calendar now. Details for the event are available from www.ngv2012.com.