News & Events
The FIRM project (Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation) invited GIZ to share its experiences on Transport NAMAs, with focus on MRV in particular. The FIRM Country Interaction Workshop took place from 9 to 11 April 2014 in Copenhagen. On behalf of the TRANSfer project and the Mexican-German NAMA Programme, the case of the Mexican Road Freight Transport NAMA was presented by Jonas Bleckmann. Besides the developed MRV approach and tools, he demonstrated various discrepancies in regards to MRV within this context.
The "Latin American & Caribbean Regional Workshop on 'MRV of NAMAs as a Key Element of National MRV Systems" was held during March 6-8, 2014 in Mexico City. During the workshop, Carlosfelipe Pardo from GIZ TRANSfer in Colombia and Jose Pacheco from Ministry of Transport Colombia presented the details of the MRV methodology that has been developed with support from TRANSfer for the Freight NAMA. The presentation, along with all other material from the workshop, is available here. It was convened by the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV and the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), and was hosted by the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
On May 20 2014, the TRANSfer project will host the next international expert workshop on Progressing on MRV of Transport NAMAs as pre-event to the International Transport Forum in Leipzig (May 21-23). The workshop is 2nd in a series of workshops under the work stream on supporting the development of MRV systems in the transport sector of the TRANSfer project, funded through the International Climate Initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. For details please see the agenda.
As a pre-event to this year's International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig, Germany, the TRANSfer project will host a two-day training from 18-19 May on quantifying urban transport emissions. Expert lectures and interactive sessions will discuss the fundamentals of emissions quantification and data needs, methodological approaches to and process steps for developing urban GHG inventories, adapting emission factors to local circumstances, developing scenarios and monitoring emission developments.
Transport NAMAs covering a wide range of activities: They can be local, regional or national policies, projects or strategies - indeed any intervention, either new or existing, stand-alone or ‘bundled,’ sector specific or economy-wide, that can be shown to reduce emissions from a business as usual scenario.
The Bridging the Gap report on Transport NAMAs: An Overview by Anne Binsted, Benoit Lefevre, Camille Cauchois and André Eckermann gives an overview of transport NAMA feasibility studies, concepts and proposals as well as recent developments in initiatives supporting NAMAs. The report aims to increase awareness of the wide range of transport NAMA activities that are taking place, and to encourage related discussions and further engagement with the concept between developing countries, potential financiers, and the wider technical community.