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09
August
2019

Member States of the Northern, Central and Dar Corridors to harmonize Greenhouse Gas emissions and pollution methodologies


By: TTCA
Summary/Brief
Stakeholders and Development Partners from Member countries of three Transport Corridors namely; Northern Corridor, Dar es Salaam Corridor and Central Corridor established a road map of actions towards a joint effort of reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Pollution in the transport sector by harmonizing emissions data collection, sources and estimation methodologies.


Stakeholders and Development Partners from Member countries of three Transport Corridors namely; Northern Corridor, Dar es Salaam Corridor and Central Corridor established a road map of actions towards a joint effort of reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Pollution in the transport sector by harmonizing emissions data collection, sources and estimation methodologies.

As a way forward, after a two day mobilization workshop on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Pollution in the Transport Sector held in Nairobi,  Kenya, from 30th to 31st July 2019,  participants recommended that emissions data collection requirements should include among others, Vehicle/equipment type, distances covered, tonnage carried, amount and type of fuel consumed, and Emission Factors.

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The Workshop brought together key Stakeholders, Transport Corridors and Development Partners to discuss the challenges posed by GHG emissions and agree on a common methodology for measurement.

The aim of the two day workshop was to mobilize key Stakeholders towards reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Pollution by fostering a common understanding in harmonisation of comparability of indications and methods of collecting emissions data, calculation methods and agreeing on common emissions factors to be used.

Specific objectives were to have a common understanding of the environmental impact of GHG emissions, the principles and evaluation methods of GHG emissions,the importance of monitoring & evaluation processesrequired, Carbon off-setting options, the use and options for sustainable energy utilization; and identifying the reporting requirements and validation techniques for GHG emissions, assessing the benefits of a GHG reduction program as well as sharing experiences on GHG evaluation in the transport and logistics sectors.

OMAE Nyarandi, the Executive Secretary of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA), in his opening remarks of the two day workshop, reminded the participants of the importance of coordinated efforts towards the reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Pollution along the Corridors. “Since the journey has started it was important for a workshop to ensure that participants provide additional inputs that will further take the process some steps ahead”, said OMAE Nyarandi.

The Representative of the Central Corridor Transit and Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA), Mr. Melchior Barantandikiye, emphasized the importance of giving attention to environmental issues. He pledged the support of CCTTFA in working with the NCTTCA towards the harmonization of objectives, methodology, data collection mechanisms and calculation methods.

TradeMark East Africa’s Ms. Wanjiku KIMAMO, emphasized TMEA’s continued support and expressed appreciation for the Corridors’ involvement in the workshop and other activities, explaining that it was in line with the TMEA’s approach geared towards effective participation.

The mobilization workshop on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Pollution in the Transport Sectorwas also attended by representatives from the Development Partners and stakeholders including TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and a Global Trucks Manufacturing Company, SCANIA.





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