The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Core Environment Program (CEP) Phase 1 has begun assessing the feasibility of climate change interventions that could lead to substantial investments in the subsequent phases of the program. In order to look at the impacts of GMS transport corridors being developed across the region, the program is now embarking on a feasibility study to investigate the suitability of establishing a ‘Carbon Neutral Transport Corridor (CNTC)’ along the GMS East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC).
The CNTC concept includes two elements: reducing emissions from transport (i.e. freight) and reducing and offsetting emissions through reforestation / sequestration.
Clean Air Asia activities:
- Advise on an approach for and validates the carbon footprint assessment of the EWEC in Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam
- Provide technical input into a workshop “EWEC Freight and Logistics Energy Efficiency” with Government Agencies, Logistic Companies and Associations from Laos, Thailand and Vietnam (http://www.mekonginstitute.org/news-release/268-transport-sector-backbon...)
- Develop a customized clean fleet management tool for truck fleets
- Conduct a Training of Trainers course with the Mekong Institute on the customized toolkit
- Support/supervise the delivery of the training course by the Mekong Institute to truck companies
Please click here for the Green Trucks Toolkit
Duration: Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Clean Air Asia contacts:
Robert Earley, rob.earley(at)cleanairasia.org
|Clean Air Asia - Developments in Green Freight in Asia and Worldwide||6.69 MB|
|ADB GMC Carbon Neutral Transport Corridor||4.44 MB|
|Establishing the feasibility of energy efficiency in the road freight sector summary||14.93 KB|