Developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for freight transport (2014 onwards)

The freight sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is emerging as a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, driven in part by regional economic cooperation and the associated development of economic corridors. In order to test interventions that could mitigate increases in emissions from freight transport, pilot projects are being implemented in Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam through the GMS Green Freight Initiative .

One potential way of scaling up low carbon freight approaches would be through emerging ‘new market’ and carbon financing mechanisms such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) or the Joint Crediting Mechanisms (JCM). However, monitoring, reporting and verifications systems (MRVs) need to be developed, and supporting technical capacity and institutional arrangements need to be strengthened, in order to support mitigation actions in the transport sector.

To address these issues a feasibility study is being initiated under CEP in 2014 to identify the potential for national mitigation actions / programs for the freight sector. The study will focus on Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam and will build on the approaches being piloted under the GMS Green Freight Initiative. The study will be initiated in the third quarter of 2014 and will be implemented over one year.

 

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Publish Date: 7th April 2014

Last Updated: 7th April 2014


See also

Carbon neutral transport corridors feasibility study (2010-2012)

30th May 2012
Activity

With support from ADB, ‘economic corridors’ are being developed across the GMS to improve transport connectivity and facilitate trade.  An upsurge in traffic and development along these corridors is leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions and environmental changes. These need to be carefully managed to ensure environmental sustainability.

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Green Freight in the GMS

15th November 2012
News

The GMS Environment Operations Center gave a presentation about CEP work to develop green freight pilot projects in Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam at the ADB Transport Forum, held in Manila on 8 November. 

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