TEEMP

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The TEEMP tools are sketch models which enable the estimation of emissions in both “project” and “no-project” scenarios and can be used for evaluating short to long term impacts of projects. TEEMP primarily evaluates the impacts of transport projects on CO2 emissions and to some extent air pollutant emissions using data gathered during project feasibility and actual operations. The TEEMP tools have been developed in such a way that required input data are based on what data is available and easily accessible. Results of TEEMP evaluation can help facilitate reasonable direction for action and alternate options.


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This tool is included in the Transportation Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

When to Use This Tool

While building a low emission strategy for your country's transportation system, this tool is most useful during these key phases of the process:







Learn more about the key actions you need to take to build a successful LEDS.


How to Use This Tool

This tool is most helpful when using these strategies:

  • Avoid - Cut the need for travel
  • Shift - Change to low-carbon modes
  • Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.



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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

Approach

TEEMP primarily evaluates the short- to long-term impacts of transport projects on CO2 emissions and to some extent air pollutant emissions using data gathered during project feasibility and actual operations. 


When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Social

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Economic

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Environmental

Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

Estimated savings in particulate matter linked to respiratory illness and safety issues like traffic fatalities addressing air pollution reductions and increases in physical activity that improve public health, user cost savings In fact, some output including value of travel time, fuel savings and accident savings included in a few modules. Need to check if these other outputs are included in current version.



How to Use This Tool

Training Available
Technical assistance is available via CAI

Level of Expertise
Moderate

Key Inputs

A description of the transport system aspect analyzed: number, type, fuel, emissions factor and efficiency of the existing fleet, etc. Inputs depend on the specific project (bikeways, BRT, LRT/MRT, etc.)



Case Studies

Examples of how TEEMP - Transport Emissions Evaluation Model for Projects has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:

TEEMP City will be piloted in the Indian city of Surat. TEEMP has been applied to ADB projects, ITDP projects and 6 World Bank projects.





Summary

Transport projects can either lead to net increase in GHG and air pollutant emissions or they can result in emissions savings. However, traditional tools and methodologies for evaluating the emissions impacts of such projects may require a lot of time, data requirements and financial resources. Methodologies and tools that would enable the rapid but sound assessment of the emission impacts of transport projects using readily available data are much needed.

CAI-Asia with partners developed excel-based, free-of-charge spreadsheet models collectively called as Transport Emissions Evaluation Models for Projects (TEEMP). The TEEMP tools were initially developed for evaluating the emissions impacts of ADB's transport project and have been modified and extended for GEF projects. The TEEMP tools are sketch models which enable the estimation of emissions in both “project” and “no-project” scenarios and can be used for evaluating short to long term impacts of projects. TEEMP primarily evaluates the impacts of transport projects on CO2 emissions and to some extent air pollutant emissions using data gathered during project feasibility and actual operations. The TEEMP tools have been developed in such a way that required input data are based on what data is available and easily accessible.

A general transport emissions estimation manual, as well as project-specific emissions estimation tools are now available for roads construction and rehabilitation; railways; bus rapid transit (BRT); metro rail transit (MRT); bikeways; bike sharing schemes. Tools are also available for estimating the impacts of other transport strategies such as eco-driving, pay-as-you-drive insurance, pricing and commuter strategies. TEEMP is currently being enhanced to improve accuracy and functionality, and make it easier to use for widespread application in Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere.