Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit
"The [CEnergy Toolkit] project objective is to produce a policy toolkit for Philippine local governments which will assist them in developing sustainable transport policies and strategies at the local level to reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from the urban transport sector. Clean Air Asia will collaborate closely with the three pilot cities - Baguio, Iloilo, and Cagayan de Oro. It is envisioned that the selected Philippine cities integrate sustainable and low emissions transport policies, strategies, and measures in their city plans...
The project will be implemented within a twelve month-period from April 2012 to April 2013 with the following main activities:
- Research and documentation on the legal and practical urban and transport policy and planning process in selected Philippine cities, identifying gaps and opportunities for promoting sustainable transport policies and strategies at the local level
- Development, application of and training on an MS Excel-based, user-friendly model that helps cities evaluate transport policies and strategies, and provides insights on the potential impacts of these policies and strategies.
- Stakeholder consultation and engagement in assessing the current urban transport system, and in using the tool to identify and prioritize transport policies and strategies
- Technical assistance to the cities in drafting policies and/or ordinances, as well as projects on sustainable transport
A toolkit will be prepared to mainstream sustainable and low emissions transport policies and projects in Philippine cities. This will be based on:
- National and local policy review. A policy review will be conducted including an analysis of the gaps and opportunities for promoting sustainable transport policies at the local level.
- Review of sustainable and low emissions transport strategies in Asia. An analysis of the different Avoid, Shift, Improve strategies and policies (including probable impacts on emissions and applicability conditions). The Avoid-Shift-Improve transport strategy is a holistic approach that targets all drivers of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the land transport sector. All three of the strategy components can contribute to a reduction in GHG emissions from the transport sector.
- City assessment and policy selection tool. As part of the Toolkit, an MS Excel-based, user-friendly model that can assist local authorities in assessing, evaluating, and prioritizing sustainable transport policies and strategies, will be developed.
- Policy development and implementation strategies. The process of developing city ordinances and policies and implementation strategies will be included."1
Progress and Outcomes
Capacity building activities include development of climate change policies, Preparation of GHG inventories and enhancing capacity for implementing LEDS. Identified capacity building needs include development of a policy toolkit for Philippine local government units, enhancement of the institutional capacity of policy-makers, and technical assistance in developing transport policies and strategies at the local level to mitigate climate change in the urban transport sector.