On 20 November 2014, GIZ and the China Sustainable Urban Transport Research Centre (CUSTReC) conducted a training on quantifying emissions of urban transport in Chengdu.
Chengdu is one of three pilot cities in the Large City Congestion and Carbon Reduction project financed through the Global Environment Fund and managed by the World Bank. One of the activities of the Project Management Office of the GEF in Chengdu is to monitor the development of their transport emissions. GIZ cooperates with CUSTReC and the World Bank to support the quantification of transport emissions, using the China Road Transport Emission Model (HBEFA China).
Following up on a training session with all three GEF pilot cities (including also Harbin and Suzhou) on 3 November in Beijing, this training discussed the methodology of HBEFA China and the data collection requirements for annual monitoring in more detail. The training further offered Chengdu Municipal Commission of Transport the opportunity to directly exchange with Martin Schmied, expert of the Swiss INFRAS Institute that developed the China Road Transport Emission Model based on the European Handbook of Emission Factors for Road Transport (HBEFA) for GIZ and its Chinese partners.
The development of the China Road Transport Emission Model is supported by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) .