GHG Emissions Inventory and Mitigation Plan for the Road Transport Sector in Cambodia

PicWindow1 MPWT

BACKGROUND

Transport was identified as an important component of the energy sector in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing almost two-thirds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and half of nitrogen oxide emissions, based on Cambodia’s Initial National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2000). The national government estimates an increasing trend in GHG emissions from the transport sector in the coming years due to increasing urbanization and motorization.

To address this, Cambodia has prepared a Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023 (CCCSP) and sector-based CCSPs. The present project is part of the implementation of the CCSP for Climate Change Adaptation and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in the Transport Sector (2013), the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT).

OVERALL OBJECTIVE

Strengthened capacity at both national and city-level in carrying out a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory (EI) for on-road transport and analyzing mitigation options, including a pilot for the transport sector for Siem Reap

KEY RESULTS

  • MPWT and other related ministries are able to update road transport data on GHG emissions, including for Cambodia’s Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);
  • Siem Reap Provincial and City Government are able to conduct a GHG EI for road transport using a bottom-up approach;
  • Measures for long-term reduction of GHG emissions from the transport sector are developed and a pilot project for emissions reduction is demonstrated.

 

LOCATION

The project is implemented at the national level and testing in Siem Reap City of Siem Reap Province.

BENEFICIARIES

The first group of beneficiary is comprised of national government officials from MPWT, Department of Planning, Ministry of Environment and other offices working in the transport sector as well as Siem Reap Provincial and City Government.

The second group is composed of Cambodian citizens, especially those residing in Siem Reap, who will experience the positive effects of long-term reduction of greenhouse gases and associated air pollutants.

APPROACH

The project will be implemented with a stepwise approach on the following components:

a) national and city-level GHG EI;

b) providing capacity building activities for conduct of transport sector GHG EI;

c) selection of a pilot mitigation measure for Siem Reap and preparation of guidelines for implementation.

The national GHG EI shall be carried out based on the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines and utilizing the IPCC emissions inventory spreadsheets. Data collection shall be spearheaded by MPWT to obtain information on vehicle numbers and vehicle type distribution, considering engine size, fuel used, and others.

Clean Air Asia shall also develop a simple bottom-up excel spreadsheet which can be used by MPWT and other partners in filling out vehicle-related information and calculating the activity-based vehicle emissions that will focus on road transport emissions.

The tool will provide additional insights in terms of the contribution of specific modes and sub-modes (depending on the available data) to the greenhouse gas emissions in Cambodia.

 

Project Partners

Siem Reap Provincial and City Hall

Clean Air Asia

Level of Intervention
National, Sub-national/Provincial
Budget and Duration

Total Budget: US$ 435,239

GSSD/CCCA Contribution: US$ 250,000

Co-Financing: US$ 185,238

Duration: 30 months

(1st Sep. 2015 - 28th Feb. 2018)

Project Contact

Mr. Chreang Phollak

Norodom Blvd., Corner of Street 106, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.mpwt.gov.kh

Climate Change NewsLinks

  • The new normal: facing climate change +

    Source: Phnom Penh Post, Fri, 17 February 2017   Last year’s drought caused a nationwide crisis, with harvests ruined, forest Read More
  • Act Together to Protect Cambodia From Climate Change +

    Source: The Cambodia Daily, 4 January 2016 It’s time for us to discuss, plan and act together to protect Cambodia Read More
  • Ambitious agenda needed to fight climate change +

    Source: The Phnom Penh Post Fri, 16 September 2016 George Edgar Last December, 195 countries, including Cambodia, gathered in Paris Read More
  • Scenes from a drought - Across the country, water scarcity is threatening health and livelihoods +

    Source: Phnom Penh Post, 29 April 2016 Banteay Meanchey Since December, the only source of free water for the 600 Read More
  • Tonnes of fish killed by heat in Kampong Thom +

    Source: Phnom Penh Post Mon, 25 April 2016​ Niem Chheng and Sen David Record-breaking temperatures and drought are wreaking havoc Read More
  • Ratanakkiri Running Out of Water Amid Worst Drought in Years +

    Source: The Camboida Daily With a severe drought choking the northeast, it’s only a matter of weeks before many residents Read More
  • 1

Test your climate change knowledge - get a chance to win a prize

CLIMATE QUIZ