Building momentum for low carbon development in the Philippines and Colombia
As of: March 2019
Objective and activities
The project aimed to develop 'low carbon plans' (LCP) laying the foundations for an active, long-term policy reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and building the necessary capacities. In the Philippines a country-specific low carbon plan was developed modelling a low-GHG development path for all relevant sectors until 2050. In Colombia the project sought to set up company-specific LCPs as contributions of the economy to the national low carbon development strategy (CLCDS). The project partners worked closely with research institutions, relevant political and industry decision-makers, and non-governmental organisations. The project actively supported knowledge management and peer-to-peer exchange. The methodology of studies could be transferred into other countries and regions.
State of implementation/results
Philippines component successfully completed:
- Low-Carbon Options and respective political and technological recommendations available;
- Broad stakeholder discussion initiated. Colombia:
- The project aimed at contributing to build a nation-wide program under a NAMA structure to push high impact value chains into improving logistics and transport processes and looking for productivity improvements related to GHG reductions during entire operations.
- To date studies have shown that reduced emissions of this component of the NAMA amounts to 1.27m tons of CO2 eq. in the period between 2020 and 2024.
- 13 companies were involved in the project. These companies assessed their GHG emissions and identify different mitigation alternatives that will also result in higher productivity in their business activities. This process has also identified potential mitigation actions that would require national policy/program in order to be widely adopted.
- The identified measures covered mainly the following: logistics operation optimization, energy efficiency in freight transportation, energy efficiency in storage and logistics processes in general, and refrigerant gas management.