Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Decarbonising Pathways for Freight Transport in the Philippines

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The national study for the Philippines focuses on developing decarbonising pathways for freight transport in the country. The project is composed of three parts.

The first part of the project is understanding the current situation of the freight transport system in the Philippines, including policy priorities and ongoing initiatives. In collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the ITF conducts a fact-finding mission to discuss relevant topics on freight transport with local experts and collect relevant information and data for the next steps.

The second part of the project focuses on quantitatively assessing decarbonising pathways for the Philippines. A virtual stakeholder workshop is first held to assist in designing future policy pathways, including a baseline scenario consisting of existing and committed policies and alternative scenarios with more ambitious decarbonising policy measures. The ITF then builds on the ITF’s Global Freight Model to construct a tailored freight transport scenario-building tool for the Philippines, allowing the assessment of the impact of various policies and measures on transport demand, mode shares and CO2 emissions. This allows us to find effective pathways for reducing CO2 emissions in the freight transport sector and provide guidance concerning the most effective way to achieve the climate ambitions in the Philippines. In addition, a technical training session is held to present the scenario-building tool and the results of the quantitative analysis.

Finally, ITF works together with DoTr to disseminate the policy findings and the best practices identified for a low-carbon freight transport system, particularly among other interested key stakeholders in the Philippines or the Southeast Asia region. A joint final dissemination event is organised by the ITF and the DOTr in Manila, inviting a wide range of participants.

This work is a part of the Sustainable Infrastructure Programme in Asia (SIPA-T) project, which helps decision-makers in Central and Southeast Asia to identify ways to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of transport networks.