Emissions inventory for traffic in Vietnam

Following the resolution in the Paris climate agreement to restrict national global warming to less than 2°C, developing countries will also have to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in future. In countries which are experiencing rapid growth in motorisation, such as Vietnam, traffic accounts for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions must first be recorded systematically before climate protection strategies can be developed. The “Advancing Transport Climate Strategies“ (TraCS) project funded by the BMUB is designed to provide support for developing countries, including resources and knowledge sharing with international experts. The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) is responsible for implementation.

ifeu assisted GIZ and a working group from the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport with its extensive experience in balancing national emissions in the transport sector. The main components of the project were as follows:

  • Creation of guidelines (“background paper”) for creating emission inventories in the transport sector
  • Introduction to data collection methods and emissions calculation during a webinar (approx. 70 participants from different institutions and countries)
  • Supervision of a week-long specialist workshop on the issue of data requirements and data acquisition with the Vietnamese working group and German institutions in Heidelberg and Berlin
  • Advising the Vietnamese working group on the creation of an emission calculation tool during a two-week workshop in Hanoi


August 2016 – July 2017


GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ)

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