Developing and Applying a Simple Tool to MRV Transport Projects in Asia

The Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), under its Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Group, has conducted research on measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) greenhouse gas emissions of potential joint crediting mechanism (JCM) projects, has carried out a study to develop and apply a tool to MRV transport projects in Asia.

Clean Air Asia has expertise in developing tools to estimate emission reductions for transport projects and is familiar with data requirements and other readiness conditions.

CDM projects relating to transport face limitations due to complex methodologies, data shortages, and high transaction costs. JCM, which will complement the CDM, is intended to reduce complexity, manage data issues, and lower transaction costs. But if the JCM is to realize this potential, a simple tool that allows policymakers to MRV emissions from the transport sector will be essential.

IGES, in an effort to simplify the MRV process for JCM projects, have commissioned Clean Air Asia to support the development and application of a tool to MRV greenhouse gases from transport projects in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Donor: Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Duration: June 2013 – Feb 2014

Clean Air Asia contacts:
Alvin Mejia, alvin.mejia@cleanairasia.org