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The Chinese economy has continuously seen rapid growth over the past years, which has led to a unique increase in passenger and freight traffic volumes. Every day, 35,000 vehicles are joining more than 120 million existing passenger cars on Chinese roads. Notwithstanding the undoubted significant role of the transport sector to support economic development, the subsequent environmental consequences are severe. In Beijing, for instance, approx. 25-30% of pollutants are emitted by mobile on-road emissions. Hence, the central and local governments are keen on adopting necessary measures in order to lower mobile source emissions. Understanding the source of the problem is key in developing adequate policy measures. This is why the Vehicle Emission Control Centre (VECC) of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) together with the Sino-German project on Low Carbon Transport and the Environmental Partnership organised a two day workshop from 3rd to 4th March 2016 on Mobile Source…

The GIZ Green Logistics project advises Chinese partners such as the Ministry of Transport (MoT) in the field of carbon foot printing in logistics. The project contributes to capacity development of decision makers and the introduction of new concepts and standards. Within this context the DSLV guide was translated into Chinese to outline the European approach to local partners and to provide a resource document. Manage carbon emissions from logistics is a complex task and a major challenge for reducing energy consumption of the freight transport industry. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) approached this problem by introducing the CEN standard EN 16258, “Methodology for Calculation and Declaration of Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions of Transport Services (freight and passengers)” at the beginning of 2013 to quantify the environmental foot print of logistic activities. The standard provides a common methodology for the calculation, declaration and reporting on energy use and…

Quantification of transport related emissions is one of the key requirements in the effort to control GHG-emissions and pollutants in any form. The report GHG Reporting and Inventorying in Germany – Assessing transport related emissions  provides an overview on the institutionalisation of inventory planning, preparation and management at the national level in Germany. It also includes a general description of the data and methods used for the calculation of transport related emissions in the national inventory. The report was developed by the IFEU Institute. Download the full report: “GHG Reporting and Inventorying in Germany (EN)” “GHG Reporting and Inventorying in Germany (CN)” GIZ China aims to assist their Chinese partners in the design and implementation of measures, strategies and standards for climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and environmental protection in China’s transport sector. Quantifying transport related emissions underlies many of these efforts and is therefore a focus of their work…

China, one of the most rapidly growing countries in the world, is experiencing rapid and substantial growth in economic and motorized mobility. Transport related energy consumption and pollution problems are poised to soar further. In 2008, consumption of fossil fuels in the transport sector accounted for 36% of national total fossil fuel consumption. A fundamental requirement in the effort to control GHG-emissions and pollutants in any form is to quantify the emissions being released. A robust approach to measure energy savings and emission reductions in the end of the designed schedule is an essential element in reviewing the performance. A reliable and transparent model should be applied to track the emission reductions, but so far this kind of model is not publicly available in China. Download the full report: “Data Availability for Measuring and Reporting Transport related GHG Emissions in Chinese Cities” The report on “Data Availability for Measuring and…

The TDM team jointly with the Electro-Mobility team of GIZ Beijing attended this year’s Better Air Quality Conference (Agenda). The four-day event took place at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and was attended by over 700 participants from all over the world. GIZ China participated in several sessions related to sustainable transportation. Project director Daniel Bongardt together with Wen Huimin, deputy director of BTRC, presented current work from the TDM-project in a presentation titled “Work in Progress –  Towards Evaluating Emission Reductions of Transport Demand Management in Beijing” during a session on Transport Demand Management.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport (BMCT) and the Beijing Transportation Research Center (BTRC) have jointly hosted the international workshop “Moving Towards Emission Quantification in Urban Transport”. It was opened by Ke Linchun, Deputy Director of Policy and Regulation Department at the Ministry of Transportation (MoT), who emphasized that low carbon transport development is a key topic for the Chinese government. International experts shared their information and focused on the topic of quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport: After (1) the opening, an overview on Beijings Energy Saving Center and the why cities start to quantify emissons, the presentations focused on good practices in Germany (Institute for Energy and Environment Research, Germany) and internationally (World Resource Institute). In the afternoon, the project partners and the INFRAS Institute from Switzerland presented the methodology on how to adopt the European Handbook for Emission actors…