Environment Planning / Disaster Mitigation Planning


  ▪ Eco-city Development Strategy
  ▪ CDM Project Formulation
  ▪ Disaster Management Planning
  ▪ Disaster Impact Mitigation Planning

The onslaught of disasters spawned by global warming has paved the way for the ascendancy of environment planning and disaster mitigation and new norms in urban development and disaster mitigation paradigms such disaster resiliency, sustainability, environment-friendly transport planning, cities with low carbon footprints, etc.

Extrapolating from Japan’s own history of environmental disasters, as well as those in other countries, ALMEC Corporation has been in the forefront of environmental studies and disaster management plans and has applied them to several clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keywords: Climate Change / Kyoto Protocol / CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) / Vulnerability / Urban Resilience against Disaster / Disaster Management System / Sustainable Development / Low-carbon City / Compact City / GIS-based Hazard Mapping

Key project experiences

    CDM Formulation Study for Energy Efficiency Activities to Curb Idling of Buses in Jinan, Shandong Province / China / GEC

    The CDM Formulation Study for Energy Efficiency to Curb Idling of Buses in Jinan, China showed that practical measures are sometimes an effective way in minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. In the study, ALMEC Corporation demonstrated that 2,500 ton of CO2 emission can be reduced through in a small scale CDM project. The study called for the unilateral disabling of engines of idling buses during one-third of their total stoppage time, which is equivalent to the 10% of total driving time. The study involved the installation of an idling stop equipment on 1400 normal route buses, in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. A new methodology for small-scale CDM was developed, which was approved and registered as AMS III. To promote a regime of environmental-friendly driving among local drivers “eco-driving” training classes and competition on eco-driving were conducted during the course of the study.

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    ∎ Demonstration project for curb idling of buses

    Pilot Study for Integrated Urban Disaster Management Project in Jakarta Metropolitan Area / Indonesia / JBIC

    Being one of the most environmentally volatile regions in the world Jakarta, one of Asia’s largest metropolitan areas, has been a ripe candidate for a disaster mitigation and preparedness program. In the JBIC funded Pilot Study for Integrated Urban Disaster Management Project, ALMEC Corporation laid down a template for disaster resiliency against calamities and natural disasters for Jakarta.

    In the study ALMEC Corporation mapped out a series of assessments on hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities to natural disasters that could befall Jakarta (earthquake, flood, and tsunami). ALMEC Corporation followed this up by listing an array of disaster mitigation programs and measures and identified priority projects.

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    ∎ Hazard Map with Road Facilities in Jakarta

Related project experiences

  1. Basic Data Collection Study on Low-emission Public Transport System in the Lao PDRR (Lao PDR, 2012, on-going)
  2. Development of an MRV Methodology for Urban Modal Shift Project in accordance with “Guidelines to Measure, Report and Verify GHG Emission Reductions in JBIC's “GREEN” Program ("J-MRV Guidelines") (2011)
  3. The JICA Sector Study on Climate Change Program Loan [VPI] (Thailand, 2010)
  4. Special Assistance on Development Policy and Project Phase 2: Study on Climate Change Impact on Asia’s Mega Cities (Metro Manila) (Philippines, 2008)
  5. The Study on Natural Disaster Management in Indonesia (Indonesia, 2007-2009)
  6. Guidelines for Preliminary Estimations of Carbon Emissions Reductions in Urban Transport Projects (China, 2007)
  7. Study on the Preparation of Methodologies for the Promotion of CDM/JI in the Transport Sector (Thailand, Vietnam, 2006-2007)

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