Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures (TRANSfer II)

Project description

Title: Towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures (TRANSfer II)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) within the scope of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)
Country: Global, inter alia: China, Colombia, India, Peru, Philippines, South Africa
Overall term: 2013 to 2018

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Context

At 27%, the transport sector is responsible for the second largest share of energy-related CO2 emissions worldwide. If nothing is done to curb greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in this sector, they are set to rise by about 70 per cent by the year 2050. In developing countries and emerging economies, Nationally Appropriate Mitigations Actions (NAMAS) are a promising instrument for reducing GHG emissions in the transport sector.

Objective

Emerging economies and developing countries develop and roll out suitable measures for lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.

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Approach

On behalf of Germany’s Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and within the scope of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), GIZ is assisting emerging economies and developing countries to develop and roll out Nationally Appropriate Mitigations Actions (NAMAS) for the transport sector. The TRANSfer project operates at different levels:

  • In selected partner countries, TRANSfer is assisting the traffic ministries to select, design and implement NAMAs for the transport sector. The various NAMAs embrace a wide range of different approaches in Colombia, Indonesia, Peru, the Philippines and South Africa.
  • International and closely linked to the UNFCCC process, TRANSfer is promoting the learning process on transport NAMAs with a comprehensive set of measures: workshops and seminars, expert groups and networks, a manual on the development of transport NAMAs and a database containing information on transport NAMAs around the globe.

Consultancy for partner countries and international activities make for a meaningful exchange of experience and knowledge.

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