Milestone reached for Vietnam’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Transport

In Vietnam, transport accounts for 23% of Vietnam’s total energy-based emissions and is highlighted as a focus area in Viet Nam’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). As successful implementation of transport climate strategies rests upon the availability of comprehensive data and the application of sound assessment methods for emission reduction potentials, the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport (MoT) is currently working on developing these.

First preliminary results of the GHG emission calculation for Vietnam’s transport sector have been presented in a workshop coordinated by the Advancing Climate Strategies in Rapidly Motorising Countries (TraCS) project in Hanoi on the 10th of March. Calculations were made with a tailor-made excel-spreadsheet tool that consists of different submodules for each transport sub-sector (road, air, rail, maritime transport and inland navigation) and one tool for merging all subsectors’ results. The calculation combines top-down and bottom-up approaches in accordance with the data availability in each sector. The tool has been jointly developed by the GHG Emission Inventory Working Group of the MoT, the TraCS project and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), which operates the model used to calculate the German transport emissions inventory (TREMOD).

For the upcoming months, improving data, minimizing uncertainties, the institutionalization of processes, data collection and quality assurance and control will be the most important next steps to take. Based on the current calculation and additional historical data, GIZ will provide further support to the MoT in developing emission scenarios that can be used to assess the sector’s contribution to Vietnam’s NDC.

Vietnam’s experiences on data uncertainties, preliminary results and next steps have also been presented to nearly 80 audiences in a webinar on GHG inventories by Ms. Hien, Deputy Director General of the Transport Development and Strategy Institute and member of the GHG inventory working group.  Speaker furthermore included Christoph Heidt, from the IFEU, and Marion Vieweg-Mersmann, member of the technical working group for Transformational Change and Transport of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency.

The webinar has been organized by GIZ (TraCS and Information Matters project) and can be accessed at the Information Matters’ YouTube channel.  In addition, a background paper on “Bottom-Up GHG Inventory and MRV of Measures” was published for the webinar that  can be downloaded at the CAPSUT website.TraCS is implemented by GIZ and financed by the International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

For more information please contact:
Elena Scherer (TraCS)
+ 49 228 4460-1726