TC 1.3 Climate Change Sustainability
 
Full Member
April Marchese
Director Office of Natural and Human Resources
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E. Southeast Federal Center Bldg HEPN
Washington, Dist of Columbia  20590-0001
 
Full Member
Michael Meyer
Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
1401 K Street.N.W. Suite 701
Washington, Dist of Columbia  20005
678-984-8521; meyer@pbworld.com  
 

AASHTO Alternate - Shannon Eggleston

 

Shared information:

Technical Committee 1.3, which is focused on Climate Change and Sustainability, has met twice in
2013.  The first meeting was in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in April 2013.  The main focus of the meeting was to
finalize surveys to solicit information to be used in the final reports.  Technical committee 1.3 has
divided its work into three main areas: (1) Boundary Conditions for Transport Strategies for Climate
Change Mitigation and Adaptation;  (2) Tools for Understanding Climate Change Mitigation; and  (3)
Appraisal of Sustainability of Transport Infrastructure Plans.  Working groups developed surveys for each
area.  Over the course of the summer 2013, the surveys were translated and distributed, and the
working groups began to collect information.   The technical committee scheduled a second meeting this
year in Seoul, Korea, on October 30th to 31st (going on now).  A principal discussion at the meeting was
the progress of the surveys.  Each of the working groups reported a significant number of responses, but
with some gaps (including limited responses from developing countries).  The working groups will
continue to solicit responses for a short while longer, and then begin analyzing the information to
develop reports. 

In addition to the survey, Technical Committee 1.3 also developed and submitted a proposal for a
Special Project to the PIARC Executive Council this year.  The topic of the proposal was the development
of an International Framework for Climate Change Adaptation.  This proposal was approved for funding
by PIARC.   The proposal for Special Project was reviewed at the Technical Committee meeting in Korea,
with a discussion about how to turn it into a solicitation for bids and identifying a few Committee
members (representatives from the U.S., Australia, and Hungary) to finalize the proposal and oversee
the project.
 
Finally, the Technical Committee will also hear a presentation and discuss (tomorrow) a proposal for a
joint conference on Road Sustainability and Green Technology to be held in Indonesia next spring.  The
conference would be jointly conducted by PIARC Technical Committee 1.3, the Road Engineering
Association of Asia and Australasia, and the Indonesian Road Development Association.   Technical
Committee 1.3 would also have a committee meeting immediately prior to the conference. (April Marchese)