The project ‘Advancing Transport Climate Strategies in Rapidly Motorising Countries’ (TraCS) provides support for the systematic assessment and reduction of GHG emissions in the transport sector in development countries and emerging economies. It assists policy makers in partner countries in implementing their climate change action plans in the transport sector.
boosting methodological coherence in quantifying emissions in the transport sector (South-South and South-North dialogues).

Activities in Viet Nam
The project is made up of three components:

1. Development of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) methods for the transport sector strategy

The effectiveness of Viet Nam’s transport sector strategy with regard to climate change mitigation depends on the availability of data that is measurable, reliable and verifiable. This component aims to support in building tools to measure, report and verify the total fuel consumption and GHG emissions of the transport sector (road, railway, inland waterway, maritime and aviation), complementing existing top-down approaches with so called “bottom-up” approaches based on transport activity data.

2. Support for scenario development process

In order to be able to identify specific targets for the implementation of Viet Nam’s NDC and mitigation strategies, realistic scenarios need to be developed. The objective of this component is to develop a baseline scenario (BAU) and two mitigation scenarios for the transport sector.

3.Capacity building support on mitigation actions

Viet Nam’s Ministry of Transport is tasked with the development of a sectoral climate change strategy. The objective of this component is to offer capacity development measures, facilitating an exchange with transport authorities in other countries, and mobilising international expertise on emission calculations and mitigation actions in the transport sector.