Measuring, reporting and verifying emissions in the transport sector

While the transport sector is a key promoter of development and economic growth, it also causes significant GHG emissions. Therefore, it is crucial to address the transport sector when planning or implementing mitigation action. But how to assess the impact of transport based mitigation efforts? Where to find good measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) practices and what requirements must be met in terms of data collection? These issues, among others, are discussed in the Reference Document on MRV in the Transport Sectorthe recent publication of the BMUB financed TRANSfer project. The report builds on the work of a broad range of initiatives and the TRANSfer MRV Expert Group. It benefitted greatly from their valuable comments and inputs.

It gives advice on good MRV practices and addresses especially developers of National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in transport systems, and policy makers in developing countries. Therefore, it contributes to the UNFCCC Nama Partnerhship.

Key issues are: 1) Reporting of transport emissions; 2) Tracking the level of achievement of national, regional or city level mitigation goals; and 3) Accounting of effects of NAMAs. It further explains approaches and key parameters for transport sector related MRV. Interested? Find the report here.