Nauru has a heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels, which is used for electricity generation, transportation and cooking. The costs of energy services become extremely high due to this dependency, which results in high carbon emissions and creates a huge drain of scarce funds, which is not sustainable for the long-term development of Nauru.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is assisting Nauru with a detailed background analysis on the current transport sector operations including a review on existing policies and regulations, technical and financial aspects. The experts are also developming a roadmap for relevant technology solutions, assisting with internal capacity building on transport sector operations.
It is expected that this project will help to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels within the transport sector, and this will contribute to the transition to a low carbon, sustainable mobility system. Read more here.