Webinar: Emission Inventory in the Transport Sector

Webinar: Emission Inventory in the Transport Sector

The GIZ projects “Advancing Transport Climate Strategies”(TraCS) and “Information Matters”, both funded by the German Environment Ministry under the International Climate Initiative, are kindly inviting you to the webinar “Emission Inventory in the Transport Sector” on the 16th of March 2017, 13:00 - 14:30 CET.

The webinar will give an overview on theoretic approaches and international best practice examples for developing GHG emission inventories.  It will enable participants to distinguish between different inventory models and involved actors, to understand the role of bottom-up GHG inventory approaches and to make the first steps towards their development.  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.

It 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.

Draft Agenda

’10 Min.         Welcome and Introduction (GIZ)

’20 Min.         How to develop bottom-up GHG inventories in the transport sector (Christoph Heidt, Wolfram Knörr, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; IFEU)

’10 Min.         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)

‘10 Min.         Benefits of bottom-up inventory data for the MRV of measures tor (Marion Vieweg; Current Future)

’45 Min.         Discussion; Questions & Answers

To register, please use the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6048952605493511425

Detailed log- in information and an outlook reminder will be sent to you after registration.

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Background

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 on national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developing country parties already report about their emissions and mitigation actions in National Communications (NatCom) and Biennial Update Reports (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 a relatively high level of expertise.

Speaker

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, IFEU

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, IFEU

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).

Ms. Nguyen Thị Phuong Hien, Transport Development and Strategy Institute

Ms. Nguyen Thị Phuong Hien is Deputy Director General and member of the GHG emission working group (Ministry of Transport).

Contacts

Verena Schauss (Information Matters) 

Verena.schauss@giz.de   + 49 30 338424-515

Elena Scherer

Elena.scherer@giz.de (TraCS) + 49 228 4460-1726

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