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International Workshop on GHG Emission Quantification in the Transport Sector

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport (BMCT) and the Beijing Transportation Research Center (BTRC) have jointly hosted the international workshop “Moving Towards Emission Quantification in Urban Transport”. It was opened by Ke Linchun, Deputy Director of Policy and Regulation Department at the Ministry of Transportation (MoT), who emphasized that low carbon transport development is a key topic for the Chinese government.

International experts shared their information and focused on the topic of quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport: After (1) the opening, an overview on Beijings Energy Saving Center and the why cities start to quantify emissons, the presentations focused on good practices in Germany (Institute for Energy and Environment Research, Germany) and internationally (World Resource Institute). In the afternoon, the project partners and the INFRAS Institute from Switzerland presented the methodology on how to adopt the European Handbook for Emission actors (HBEFA) to China. All presentations are available for download.

In the morning session, GIZ also launched the study “Balancing Transport Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities – A Review of Practices in Germany” conducted by the IFEU Institute. It is a comprehensive review of the basic principles for quantification of emissions and a review of the work in eight German cities and London. The study is available in English and Chinese translation. See here for further details.