Out now: Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring

Transport VolumeOn 09 May 2017, the publication of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume, a comprehensive guide through existing methodologies for greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions, was officially launched during the UNFCCC´s 46th session of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn.

It is the newest volume of the UNFCCC’s Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring, a multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies and tools for establishing baselines and monitoring emissions reductions from mitigation Actions.

The Passenger and Freight Transport Volume guides readers through existing methodologies for the mitigation action they are considering. The methodologies presented in the Transport Volume were chosen with a view to cover a broad range of different mitigation action types in terms of scale, type of intervention and affected modes. So far, the Transport Volume covers more than 30 methodologies and tools, which are structured into eight different mitigation action types:

  1. Intra-urban mass rapid transit Investments
  2. Comprehensive urban transport programmes
  3. Vehicle efficiency improvement programmes
  4. Alternative fuels incentives
  5. Inter-urban rail infrastructure
  6. Freight transport infrastructure investments to shift mode
  7. National fuel economy standards
  8. Pricing policies (forthcoming)

Funded through the International Climate Initiative of BMU, the Transport Volume was coordinated by GIZ’s Advancing Transport Climate Strategies project, written by the Centre for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and developed in close coordination with the UNFCCC Secretariat and other organisations.

Download the Transport Volume here.

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