Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies

E-Learning Course on MRV in the Transport Sector

The course “Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in the Transport Sector” is now available for viewing online. The course is the first in a series of e-learning trainings to be offered by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The course will help everyone from transport experts to curious students learn both the "why" and "how" of MRV greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. The course is brought to you in cooperation with project partners at Clean Air Asia (CAA) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center, World Bank.

E-Learning Goals:
Upon completion of the e-learning series on MRV in the Transport Sector, participants will have a clearer understanding of how environmentally sustainable transport (EST) projects and strategies fit into the context of international climate negotiations and financing mechanisms. Practical skills will be gained on methods used to quantify emissions from the transport sector and the use of a tool to assess the GHG emissions reduction potential of an existing or planned BRT project.

Introduction to E-Learning Course
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    1. E-Learning Course Introduction  (3 min)

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In November 2013, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) worked with Clean Air Asia (CAA) to organise an e-learning training workshop entitled Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in the Transport Sector. The workshop was designed to enhance capacities to estimate GHG emissions from the transport sector. The training consisted of the following:

  1. an overview of sustainable low carbon transport (Module 1)
  2. an introduction to MRV methods for transport projects (Module 2)
  3. an introduction to the TEEMP Tool (Module 3)
  4. a demonstration of the TEEMP tool on Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) projects (Module 4)
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    E-Learning Course (All modules) (4 hours)
Module 1: Sustainable Low Carbon Transport

In this introductory section, Eric Zusman (IGES) outlines trends in climate negotiations and connects these trends to carbon finance and MRV in the transport sector.

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    2. Climate and Transport: An Introduction (32min)
    3. Climate Finance and Transport  (14min)
    4. MRVing Transport NAMAS  (13 min)
  2. Presentation Material
    PDF (2.9MB)

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    Strategies for Optimizing Co-benefits
Module 2: MRV Methods for Transport Projects

In the second section, Sudarmanto Nugroho (IGES) covers offset mechanisms (including Japan’s Joint Crediting Mechanism scheme - JCM) and highlights the importance of robust MRV-frameworks for sustainable transport projects and programmes.

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    5. MRV Methods for Transport Projects (43 min)
  2. Presentation Material
    PDF (557KB)

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Module 3: Introducing the TEEMP Tool
  • Alvin Mejia

    Low Emissions Urban Development Program Manager, CAA
    (external website)

In the third section, Alvin Mejia (CAA) identifies some of the key challenges cities in Asia face with regard to transport and introduces CAA’s Transport Emissions Evaluation Model (TEEMP) tool.

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    6. Transport in Asia  (13 min)
    7. Methodologies and Concepts  (21 min)
    8. TEEMP Tool Primer  (25 min)
  2. Presentation Material
    PDF (4.9MB)
Module 4: TEEMP Tool Demonstration

In the fourth section, Alvin Mejia gives a step-by step guide on how users can employ TEEMP for a sample BRT project.

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    9. Basic Information  (15 min)
    10. Technical Parameters (13 min)
    11. Data Inputs (31 min)
    12. Results (17 min)
  2. TEEMP Tools for BRT
    TEEMP BRT Without Data Excel (5.0MB)
    TEEMP BRT With Data  Excel (5.0MB)
Production Notes
  • Training Course and Materials prepared by: IGES and Clean Air Asia
  • MRV Tool developed by: Clean Air Asia
  • Videos produced by: Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), The World Bank
  • Videos were recorded during a live training held on 26-27 November 2013 at the Tokyo Development Learning Center with city government officials from Bandung, Ho Chi Minh, Pasig and Makati.

  • Creative Commons License
    E-Learning Course on MRV in the Transport Sector by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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