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The CO2 emissions from the transport sector account for about 20% of the total human-induced greenhouse emissions worldwide. The sector spans transport systems for commercial use and leisure, and vehicles used on land, air, inland waterways and seas. With a view to providing sustainable transport and mitigate climate change impacts, the CTCN brings together relevant stakeholders to provide technical assistance to countries through a combination of well-established and innovative climate technology solutions. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Transport

  • Road Safety and Transport Authority

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  • Improving Urban Transport for Key Municipalities in Bhutan: Capacity Building

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Friday 18 March 2016
    Phase: 
    Design
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    Context

    The transport sector accounts for Bhutan's highest energy-related GHG emissions, totaling 44% of all energy related emissions and over 7% from the sector in the overall GHG emissions. Bad road quality and a difficult terrain, which hinders road expansion, creates challengs to managing transport. A stakeholder’s consultation during Bhutan's Technology Needs Assessment Project, recommended the use of advanced technologies as a part of the potential solution.

  • Mauritius Ports Authority

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    Formerly known as the Mauritius Marine Authority (MMA), the MPA is the sole national port authority set up under the Ports Act 1998, to regulate and control the port sectors in Mauritius and Rodrigues. The MPA is a landlord port authority, providing the main port infrastructure and superstructure, together with related facilities. It also provides marine services and navigation aids, while it regulates and controls all port activities and environmental issues within the designated port areas.

  • Ethiopian Railways Corporation

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  • ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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    Network Member
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    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

  • Instituto Nacional de Eficiencia Energetica y Energias Renovables

    Knowledge partner
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    INER is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Bhutan

    Reducing GHG Emissions from Transport by Improving Public Transport Systems through Capacity Building and Use of Technology

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Tuesday 21 October 2014
    Phase: 
    Completed
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    This technical assistance advances

    • Bhutan's Nationally Determined Contribution and its strategy for promotion of low carbon transport systems. 
    • Transport development and management goals of the Department of Transport as envisaged in the Bhutan Transport 2040: Integrated Strategic Vision and the 11th Five Year Plan of the Department.
    • Sustainable Development Goals:
      • 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure 
      • 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Bus jump signal

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    Public transport has much lower emissions than private transport modes such as cars. Individuals prefer to use private transport modes due to their ability to move faster in traffic. Public transport modes can overcome this disadvantage in urban traffic by given them preference in traffic. Signalised intersections are the best locations where you can give priority for public transportation e.g., trams, buses, etc. 

    A 'bus-jump' signals  allows buses to take off before other modes and there remain ahead of the traffic.

  • London congestion charging

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    Product
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    Congestion charging was introduced into central London in February 2003. In February 2007 the original central London congestion charging zone was extended westwards, creating a single enlarged congestion charging zone.  Congestion charging contributes directly -
    • to reduce congestion;
    • to make radical improvements to bus services;
    • to improve journey time reliability for car users;
    • to make the distribution of goods and services more efficient;
    • to reduce emissions.

  • Regenerative Braking

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    Product

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a new technology that reduces total railway energy consumption by up to five percent. The technology enables full use of regenerative power in trains through real-time control of voltages at nearby substations. The five-percent reduction of total railway energy consumption was achieved in numerical simulations using a high-density urban railway model. 

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