The GIZ projects Information Matters and TRACS held a webinar comprising theoretical background information on the development of bottom-up GHG emission models and practical experiences from a developing country perspective (Vietnam). The webinar was held on Thursday, 16th of March 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm CET.
Please see the video of the webinar here.
Date：Thursday, 16th of March 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm CET // 15:00- 16:30 Nairobi (UTC+3) // 19:00 – 20:30 Bangkok, Hanoi (UTC+7)
Brief Description and objectives
The Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed upon a new climate agreement in Paris in December 2015. A vital part of this agreement is the requirement for each member state to provide transparent information about national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developing country parties already report about their emissions and mitigation actions in National Communications (NatCom) and Biennial Update Report (BURs). A national GHG emission inventory is a key part of such reports.
As transport related emissions are on the rise worldwide and in particular in developing countries and emerging economies, measures to mitigate climate change in this sector are becoming more and more important. The development of effective transport climate strategies rests upon the availability of comprehensive data and the application of sound assessment methods for emission reduction potentials.
Top-down GHG emission calculations, based on the amount of ‘fuel combusted’ or ‘sold’ and conversion factors of different fuel types, can be complemented with advanced bottom-up inventory models. These models enable countries to reduce uncertainties and develop more detailed analysis, but therefore require an extensive amount of data collection and handling, and a relatively high capacity of experts involved.
The aim of the webinar is to provide basic guidance for developing bottom-up GHG models in the transport sector. Participants will get an overview on theoretic approaches and will be introduced to practical international examples. The webinar will present the basic data requirements, structure and benefits of bottom-up GHG inventories, discuss hands-on experiences from Vietnam and outline how bottom-up data can be used for Measuring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) of measures.
Target Group: The webinar primarily addresses national level policy-makers and planners in the transport sector, that work on data collection for national GHG inventories. Furthermore, we invite other practitioners, academia and international development experts interested in or working on GHG inventories to join the webinar.
||Welcome and Introduction (GIZ)
||How to develop bottom-up GHG inventories in the transport sector (Wolfgang Knörr, Christoph Heidt, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; IFEU)
||Good Practice from Vietnam: Experiences of Setting up National Transport Emission Inventories, including bottom-up approaches (Ms. Nguyen Thị Phuong Hien Deputy Director General, Transport Development and Strategy Institute; TDSI)
||Benefit of bottom-up inventory data for the MRV of measures tor (Marion Vieweg; Current Future)
||Discussion; Questions & Answers
Vietnam: Ms. Nguyen Thị Phuong Hien (tbc), Deputy Director General, Transport Development and Strategy Institute; TDSI
Marion Vieweg, Current Future
Marion Vieweg specialises in transparency, policy analysis, mitigation, and the link to sustainable development. She focuses on the UNFCCC negotiations, its transparency provisions and Options to enhance the level of ambition. She led the Climate Action Tracker project for 3 years and worked at the UNFCCC supporting the technical analysis of BURs. Marion is member of the Expert Group on MRV of the GIZ Transfer Project and the TWGs for Transformational Change and Transport of the ICAT Initiative.
Wolfram Knörr, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Wolfram Knörr studied Industrial Engineering at Technical University of Karlsruhe and started hi works at ifeu in 1989. His field covers consulting and research on all environmental impacts of transport, with special focus on modelling of transport emissions and comparison of environmental impacts of different transport modes.
Christoph Heidt, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Christoph Heidt studied Geoecology and works at ifeu as a researcher since 2011. He is expert for emission modelling of road transport, waterway navigation and nonroad mobile machinery. His main task is the development and operation of the German transport emission model (TREMOD).