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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.
Published by the Bridging the Gap initiative, the report on Sustainable Transport on course while Warsaw wobbies and Climate Change conference in slow gear offer an executive summary and analysis of the proceedings from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, and progress on the post 2015 sustainable development agenda and their significance for land transport.
The first report discusses the outcomes of the COP 19 Climate Conference and the significance for land transport both in terms of the climate change and sustainable development agendas. The second paper on Warsaw climate change conference in slow gear complements the BtG/SLoCaT report 'Sustainable transport on course while Warsaw wobbles' with a comprehensive analysis of the international conference.
On November 15, the TRANSfer project organized an international expert workshop aiming at the identification of key aspects for a robust MRV approach for NAMAs in the transport sector. The workshop served as a kick-off for the MRV-specific work within TRANSfer and intended to develop a core group of MRV experts associated with the project. At the same time, the workshop is part of a wider series of events and seminars of the TRANSfer project foster the development of transport NAMAs. Under the title “Towards Roadmaps for MRV of Transport NAMAs” key results and inputs from the workshop discussion will be summarized to be used a future reference.
During the COP19 in Warsaw, Germany and the United Kingdom took action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. The joint Germany-UK funded NAMA Facility aims to support the implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). The NAMA Facility announced the funding of the world’s first Sustainable Urban Transport NAMA in Indonesia. 47 outlines were submitted during the first call for NAMA Support Project Outlines, which closed in September 2013. Indonesia is one of four selected countries, which are requested to carry out an in-depth appraisal for the proposed 14 Mio Euro NAMA Support Project (NAMA Facility Website).
The prototype of the Transport NAMA Database will be officially launched during the COP 19 in Warzaw. The Transport NAMA Database is an interactive web-based portal that provides access to transport NAMAs and gives a systematic overview of NAMAs at all stages of development. It is the first resource to present information about transport NAMAs in one place and has been developed by GIZ TRANSfer Project with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and supported by WRI/EMBARQ within the framework of the activities of the Bridging the Gap (BtG) network and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT).
An initial stock of information has been collected from online resources and stakeholder consultation by GIZ and WRI/Embarq with NAMA developers and National Implementing Entities. Interested stakeholders are invited to comment on the prototype. A reviewed version will go online early 2014.