Supporting climate strategies in countries where motorisation is rapidly increasing
As of: September 2020
Objective and activities
Transport sectors all over the world generate large quantities of greenhouse gases. In Vietnam and Kenya, the TraCS project (Transport Climate Strategies) supports transport ministries and other authorities in quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and calculating mitigation potentials in the transport sector. This enables decision-makers in the partner countries to determine their own transport sector’s contributions towards the achievement of the targets for the NDCs. The project also supports the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport in formulating its sector strategy for climate protection and establishing a detailed emissions inventory for the transport sector. At the international level, TraCS exchanges information with partners, experts and donor organisations to improve the methodological coherence of emission quantification transport sector cropped up too often here (“South-South and South-North Dialogue”), thus contributing to greater international transparency and the harmonisation of methodological approaches.
State of implementation/results
- A working group on Tier 3 inventory for transport emissions has been established by the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport.
- Supported by the project, the working group has developed new methodologies to quantify GHG emissions and thereby a preliminary calculation for GHG emissions from the transport sector for 2014-2017.
- Support to the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport for the revision of transport data ("Circular on Statistics").
- In cooperation with UNFCCC the project coordinated the new Transport Volume of the Compendium on Baselines and Monitoring.
- Elaboration of an MRV methodology to quantify climate effects of sustainable urban mobility plans. - Publication of a MRV-Factsheet "A Beginners Guide to Emissions Accounting in Transport" in 5/2018 (www.changing-transport.org/…)
- The project organized the Workshop „Make Transport matter in NDCs“ within the Transport and Climate Change Week 2018 on 25./26.09.2018.
- Together with UNFCCC an eight-part Webinar series for the Baseline Compendium is organized (www.changing-transport.org/…).
- Publication of a guideline and a model to calculate mitigation of CO2 through introduction of fuel efficient standards for private vehicles.
- Support of Kenya's Ministry of Transport in the organization of the Climate Change Coordination Unit.