ASIA – Conference Day

Welcome to the Asia Hub of the Transport and Climate Change Week 2022!

We are bringing together experts and decision-makers from across Asia in an online event to facilitate knowledge sharing and networking through peer-to-peer exchange and specialised workshops.
Through common learning we are not only aiming to build capacities, but to establish meaningful relations.

Join us in the effort to transform transport in Asia!

Join us from wherever you are in our virtual hub!

This year, due to COVID-19, all sessions will be held online and accessible to everyone from any place in the world.

WHEN: May 09 – 12, 2022

WHAT: Conference Day (11 May), Side Events (09, 10 & 12 May)

WHERE: Fully virtual, streamed from a TV Studio in Viet Nam

CONTACT: Feel free to get in touch with feedback, questions or ideas contacting transportweek.asia@giz.de.

The event is organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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Programme

08:00 AM
Can Asia successfully implement the Paris Agreement and the SDGs in the transport sector?
Side Event by ADB

 

Information from the Asian Transport Outlook indicates that 560 million people in Asia lack access to an all-weather road within 2 km (SDG 9.1.1.) and an estimated 1.3 billion people in urban areas do not have access to modern, efficient public transport (SDG 11.2). At the same time CO2 emissions from transport in Asia are the fastest growing sector of emissions and are expected to continue to grow.  Is it possible to develop and implement transport policies in Asia that will develop the transport sector and at the same time decarbonize the transport sector?

Find the recording of the session here: Day 1 I Side Event by ADB #TransportWeek22 – YouTube


Alok Jain
Trans-Consult Ltd., Hong Kong
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Maruxa Cardama
SLOCAT
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Cornie Huizenga
Climate and Environment Services Group
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James Leather
Asian Development Bank
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Patrick Malléjacq
PIARC (World Road Association)
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09:00 AM
Which data are necessary for baseline development?
Side Event by UNFCCC

 

Solid methodologies for developing an emission mitigation scenario in the transport sector becomes more and more important – especially as the new reporting format to the climate secretariat (UNFCCC) introduce common formats by 2024. What are these formats, which information and data are required and how to build a standardised baseline are crucial questions for countries. The training will provide an introduction to the topics of Biennial Transparency reports, baselines, methodologies and opportunities to apply these within the session with guidance by UNFCCC experts.

Find the recording of the session here: Day 1 I Side Event by UNFCCC #TransportWeek22 – YouTube


Eduardo Cardoso Filho
UNFCCC
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Gajanana Hegde
UNFCCC
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Marlan Pillay
UNFCCC
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Jens Radschinski
UNFCCC/IGES Regional Cooperation Centre for Asia and the Pacific
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Programme

08:30 AM
Accelerating Public Fleet Electrification
Side Event by TUMI

 

This session will aim towards sharing experiences on fleet electrification challenges like procurement, financing, and sustainable operations. Presentations on collective procurement, financing and operation will give an insight into the approaches in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. At the end of the session the participants will have around 25 mins to ask their questions.

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Wilberforce Chege
C40 Cities
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Manish Dutta Pandey
WRI India
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Shanshan Li
ITDP-China
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Rohan Shailesh Modi
GIZ Germany
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10:00 AM
Asian Active Mobility Session: Tools and approaches supporting policy dialogue and getting political commitment on active mobility actions/implementation
Side Event with Walk21, Pasig Transport and Decisio SRL

 

In the session potential tools and approaches will be shared to provide data for policy dialogue with local/city governments and to put active mobility on the political agenda. Good practices in Asia will be presented, which show how a strategic policy framework and innovative community participatory approach would promote active mobility effectively.

Join this session on Zoom using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88142650804


Daniel Hermann
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Viet Nam
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Matteo Jarre
Decisio SRL
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Robert Anthony Siy III
Pasig Transport
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Bronwen Thornton
Walk 21
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Jim Walker
Walk21
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Chenzi Yiyang
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH China
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Programme

04:15 AM
Opening Plenary
Talkshow

 

High-level welcoming remarks with the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Vice Minister of the MOT Viet Nam and the Country Director of GIZ Viet Nam, to kick-off the Asia Conference Day of the Transport and Climate Change Week 2022.


Oliver Krischer
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
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Le Anh Tuan
Ministry of Transport Viet Nam
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Regina Ecker
GIZ Viet Nam
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04:30 AM
Decarbonised Transport in Asia: Overcoming Blind Spots and Enabling Change
Discussion with the Council for Decarbonising Transport in Asia and partners from Vietnam, Thailand and India

 

14 countries in Asia have set themselves net zero carbon targets by mid-century. Nine further countries have signed the Aichi Declaration on “Making Transport in Asia Sustainable”, which includes a decarbonisation goal in line with pathways towards full decarbonisation in 2050. Together, 94% of Asia’s transport sector emissions are thereby covered by targets, but how to achieve them remains a matter of debate.   

Alok Jain, Member of the Council for Decarbonising Transport in Asia highlights opportunities to develop transport strategies that align climate protection with social wellbeing, and policy makers discuss how to move from climate targets to real-world implementation of country-specific policy packages for zero carbon transport.

 


Tran Minh Hue
Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment (DSENRE), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)
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Alok Jain
Trans-Consult Ltd., Hong Kong
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Chutinthorn Mankhong
Office of Transport Policy and Planning (OTP)
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Urda Eichhorst
GIZ Germany
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Sudhendu J. Sinha
Infrastructure Connectivity and Electric Mobility vertical at NITI Aayog
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05:30 AM
Country Spotlight
Indonesia and the Philippines

 

Country partners from Indonesia and the Philippines are presenting the transport initiatives and projects that aim to transform the transport sector in their countries.


Suharto ATD, MM
Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia
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Dr. Ma. Sheilah Gaabucayan-Napalang
Department of Transportation PH
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06:00 AM
Digitalisation for Transport: New ways and possibilities
Workshop with partners from China, Viet Nam and Indonesia

 

The session will include four presentations on digitalisation in the transport sector at the policy level and application level in Vietnam, China, and Indonesia. A follow-up discussion will be open for the participants to ask questions and share their own experiences on the topic. 

 


Hadi Setyabudi P
Ministry of Transportation Indonesia
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Vu Thu Giang
GIZ Viet Nam
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Dr. Li Jian
Tongji University, China
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Tung Le Thanh
Technology and Information Center - MOT Vietnam
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07:00 AM
Networking Break
08:00 AM
eMobility – EV Charging Infrastructure: Policy, Technology and Projects
Panel discussion

 

Speakers from several Asian countries will participate by presenting current activities and trends from the electric mobility charging sector. During a panel discussion we will dive deeper into some of the commonalities and differences between the approaches


Yoga Adiwinarto
Transjakarta
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Stephen Draexler
GIZ Germany
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Hu Jinyong
Center for Vehicle Electrification of China Society of Automotive Engineers (China-SAE)
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Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul
National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC), National Science and Technology and Development Agency, Thailand
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Zakir Rather
IIT Bombay, India
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Dr. Le Anh Tuan
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
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09:00 AM
Country Spotlight
China, Viet Nam and Thailand

 

Country partners from Viet Nam, Thailand and China are presenting the transport initiatives and projects that aim to transform the transport sector in their countries.


Chutinthorn Mankhong
Office of Transport Policy and Planning (OTP)
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Sebastian Ibold
GIZ China
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Surapong Meantmitr
Office of Transport Policy and Planning (OTP)
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Duong Tran Anh
Department of Environment - MOT Vietnam
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Honglei Xu
Transport Planning & Research Institute (TPRI) of the Ministry of Transport
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09:45 AM
Networking Break
10:00 AM
Learning from 10 Years of Cooperation on Transport and Climate Change in Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines)
Closing Event for the TRANSfer Project

 

In this session, lessons learned and good practices from three partner countries in Asia will be shared, while bridging the success of the TRANSfer project to the upcoming transport projects. The interactive panel discussion is dedicated for Government partners from Thailand, Indonesia, and Philippines who jointly exchange on experience, impact and look ahead. 

TRANSfer acted as a mitigation action preparation facility and specifically supported the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) of the Paris Agreement in the transport sector. With funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) it has supported several countries (including Peru, Colombia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia) in developing greenhouse gas mitigation measures in transport. 

 


Dr. Ingrid Hanhoff
Federal Environment Ministry for Consumer Protection
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Suharto ATD, MM
Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia
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Daniel Bongardt
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Melissa Elsa Cruz
GIZ Philippines
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Dr. Ma. Sheilah Gaabucayan-Napalang
Department of Transportation PH
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Surapong Meantmitr
Office of Transport Policy and Planning (OTP)
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11:30 AM
Innovations: Fiscal policies for decarbonising transport in Asia
Panel discussion with ICCT, CFF and MOT New Zealand

 

The session will bring together researchers and country representatives to discuss how fiscal policy (subsidies, tax exemptions, etc.) can booster climate-friendly technologies and low-emission vehicles purchase in Asia. The researcher will share observations and findings from recent studies on taxation policies in Asian and Asia-Pacific countries and global experience; country representative will share country-specific experience in the evolvement of supportive fiscal policies.


Sigurd Magnusson
Environment, Emissions, Adaptation at Ministry of Transport New Zealand
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Sutanu Pati
International Consultant
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Dr. Marco Salm
C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF)
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Dr. Sandra Wappelhorst
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
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12:30 AM
Pitch Session
Presentations by international organisations and initiatives

 

A variety of international organisations and initiatives are presenting their latest work, tools and reports for climate mainstreaming into the Asian transport sector.

Topic Presenting Organisation
New Energy Bus Network Optimization in Tianjin Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (GIZ)
Flagship Report: ‘The Path to Zero’ NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (GIZ)
Data Collection Toolkit TRANSfer III Philippines (GIZ)
Communications Toolkit TUEWAS (GIZ)
Mobility Patterns & COVID Women in Transport Leadership
Asian Transport Outlook Asian Development Bank
Walkability App Walk21
Digital Storytelling for Climate Action SNRD (GIZ)
01:30 PM
Going Beyond Quotas: Empowering Women in the Transport Sector
Panel discussion

 

The field of transport has traditionally been viewed as a profession for men, despite transportation being a necessity for all and despite studies showing that women and men have different travel considerations and behaviours. There is a clear need to recognize and empower women—as users, workers, planners, decisionmakers—in the sector, to help ensure that our transport systems will be safer and better for everyone. However, this shift in perspective can be difficult to implement. In some instances, focus on safety has led to women-only public transport vehicles, or focus on diversity has led to gender quotas for panel and boards. This panel discussion will bring together experts and practitioners to discuss if these policies are truly beneficial and, if they are, how they can be successfully implemented without losing sight of the goal for equality.

In cooperation with Women on the Move, Women Mobilize Women, Women in Green Hydrogen and Women in Transport Leadership.


Dr. Ma. Sheilah Gaabucayan-Napalang
Department of Transportation PH
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Dipti Mahapatro
Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) and Odisha State Transport Corporation (OSRTC)
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Dr. Derlie Mateo-Babiano
Women in Transport Leadership
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Quyen Nguyen Van
Vietnam Automobile Transport Association
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Net Pham Thi Hong
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Viet Nam
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02:30 PM
Asia Conference Day Closing
Talkshow

 

Jointly looking back at the highlights of the Asia Conference Day.


Cola Cobarrubias
University of the Philippines Diliman
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Kirsten Orschulok
GIZ Germany
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03:00 PM
Coffee & Wine Chat on SUMPs
Exchange between Asia and Latin America

 

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are strategic plans designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings in a sustainable and inclusive manner. But how to start the process, what are the challenges and the key sector factors? To showcasing the common approaches but also highlighting the differences, country presentative from Foshan (China), Kochi (India), Trujillo and Arequipa from Peru will exchange in an informal setting on their experience after short presentations by each country.   

 


Mateo Gómez
MobiliseYourCity (MYC)
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Andrea Palma
GIZ
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Mariela Tantaleán Olano
Transportes Metropolitanos de Trujillo - TMT
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Rodolfo Ugarte Silva
Gobierno Regional de Antofagasta
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Dr Jiangyan Wang
China Sustainable Transportation Center (CSTC)
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Jieying Yin
China Sustainable Transportation Center (CSTC)
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Programme

08:00 AM
Climate Change Hazard, Vulnerability, Risk and Criticality Assessment for Road Transport Infrastructure in South-Asia
Side Event by ADPC

 

Climate change related hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment is one of the first step in planning and developing climate resilient road transport infrastructure. Understanding of climate related hazards including climate extremes and climate induced hazards and their impacts on the road transport infrastructures is crucial in making decisions on climate change adaptation for the road transport sector. Understanding of the vulnerabilities in the road transport sector will further enable to strengthen adaptive capacities. This workshop presents an approach methodology for hazard, vulnerability, risk and criticality assessment for road transport infrastructure to support road agencies in South-Asia to formulate and implement climate change adaptation strategies for climate resilient road transport infrastructure.


Anish Joshi
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
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Aslam Perwaiz
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
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Dr. Peeranan Towashiraporn
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
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02:00 PM
Global Impulses for Sustainable Mobility – Discussing Across Continents
Correspondents' Club with Africa, Asia, Latin America and South East Europe

 

The Transport and Climate Change Week 2022 takes place around the world with five regional events. This session is all about the synthesis of the different regional perspectives. We bring together Transport Week correspondents from Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-East Europe to exchange on what are the hot topics, pressing questions and latest innovations for sustainable transport in each region. What are common themes and differences? What are the main take-aways and the outlook from the regional conference days? 

Moderated by Nadja Taeger, GIZ 


Daniel Bongardt
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Maruxa Cardama
SLOCAT
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Cola Cobarrubias
University of the Philippines Diliman
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Ragina N Gitau
Salute Spatial Solutions
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Emir Hota
Ministry of traffic of Canton Sarajevo
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Daniela Soler Lavín
Ministry of Energy Chile
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Programme

12:30 AM
Workshop and Reports Launch | Battery Ecosystem Overview | Int’l Review on Battery Recycling Ecosystem of EV Batteries
Launch of two reports developed under the NDC TIA India component

 

Launch event for two reports developed under the India component of the Nationally Determined Contribution-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) which is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The event is split up into two sessions, each dedicated to the launch of one report.

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Report 1: Battery Ecosystem: A Global Overview, Gap Analysis in Indian Context, and Way forward for Ecosystem Development

(16:00-16:50 IST | 12:30-13:20 CET)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP have jointly conducted a comprehensive study “Battery Ecosystem: A Global Overview, Gap Analysis in Indian context, and Way Forward for Ecosystem Development” which aims to investigate the complete value chain of motive/traction batteries used in the electric vehicle applications. The report documents the current state of traction battery technology, manufacturing, battery standards, policy and regulation, recycling, reuse, and battery swapping technology in India and globally. The recommendations for improving policies/ plans for promotion of efficient battery manufacturing, battery swapping infrastructure, safe disposal, recycling, and reuse of batteries is also addressed in the report.

Report 2: International review on Recycling Ecosystem of Electric Vehicle Batteries

(17:00-18:00 IST | 13:30-14:30 CET)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Agora Verkehrswende and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India (IITB) have jointly conducted an international review on the existing battery recycling ecosystem. The report focuses on the policy and regulations currently in place for battery recycling in the countries/regions namely, EU/Germany, China, California (United States), Japan and South Africa.

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