Sound measurement, reporting and verification is crucial in order to:

  • track effectiveness and impact of a NAMA
  • foster efficiency improvements within the implementation phase
  • enable agreements between both parties through the quantification of objectives
  • improve the monitoring of a country’s progress in GHG mitigation
  • define what future targets are possible.

Compared to other energy consuming sectors, however, estimating the mitigation impact of transport policies and measures is challenging. We warmly recommend reading Chapter II of our practical Handbook of NAMAs to futher investigate the issue.

Additional publications:

The Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring
The Passenger and Freight Transport Volume is a comprehensive guide through existing methodologies for greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions. Download                 Watch also: Webinar on MRV of Measures in the Transport Sector – Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring

Bottom-Up GHG Inventory and MRV of Measures – Synergies and Limitations in the Transport Sector
This paper explores the synergies and limitations between bottom-up greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and the Measurement, Reporting & Verification (MRV) of policies and actions in the transport sector. Download

Reference Document on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in the Transport Sector
Guidance on how to develop comprehensive and consistent national systems for MRV of transport related emissions both for NAMA reporting and national inventories. Download

MRV Blueprint – Shift to rail (Download Draft)
Monitoring methodology for the expansion of passenger and freight rail services, illustrated by India Rail.

MRV Blueprint – Introduction of low rolling resistance tires and tire labelling (Download Draft)
Monitoring methodology for the phase out of non-low rolling resistance tires and tire labelling, illustrated by experiences in the EU.

MRV Blueprint – Sustainable Urban Transport Programmes (Download Draft)
Monitoring methodology for national sustainable urban transport programmes, illustrated by experiences in China.

MRV Blueprint – Truck scrapping (Download Draft)
Monitoring methodology for a truck scrapping programme, illustrated by experiences in Mexico.
Donwload also: GHG emission calculator for Mexican truck scrapping scheme (Spanish only)