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

How to estimate actual or future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transport sector? What are the available methodologies to assess emission reduction potentials in the sector?

The new publication of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume discusses these issues by offering a comprehensive guide through existing methodologies for GHG quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions.

Many countries lack robust data and mitigation scenario analysis in the transport sector. The Transport Volume constitutes an effort to build capacity in this area by guiding readers through available 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) 

Officially launched in May in Bonn during the UNFCCC´s 46th session of the Subsidiary Bodies, the Transport Volume represents 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.

Funded through the International Climate Initiative of BMUB, the Transport Volume was coordinated by GIZ’s Advancing Transport Climate Strategies project, written by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and developed in close coordination with the UNFCCC Secretariat and and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT) and other organisations.

Download the Transport Volume here.

Contact: Urda Eichhorst, urda.eichhorst@giz.de; + 49 228 4460-1717