This is the first of a total of four sessions that will accompany the launch of the self-paced course. In the 45-minute sessions, we will chat with the contributing experts about their field of knowledge, to shed additional light on the online modules. Participants will have the chance to pose questions and receive help with the practical challenges that arise when setting up a robust Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for transport mitigation measures.
In this session we will learn more about the basics of MRV and its application to the Colombian electric bus programme. As Colombian transport is responsible for 12% of total country emissions and 40% of fossil fuel consumption, transport must make a key contribution to fulfilling the ambitious national pledge of achieving a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030, as formulated by the Colombian government in its revised NDC. Among the targeted measures, electric mobility has the largest reduction potential, accounting for 65% of projected emissions savings.
Find more about the online course "Transport Data: From MRV to Action" here.
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- Dr. Mónica Espinosa, Hill Consulting
Dr. Mónica Espinosa is responsible for the technical analysis of local and global pollution emission reduction scenarios, the analysis of marginal abatement costs, the definition of monitoring and reporting schemes, and the quantification of co-benefits of mitigation scenarios. She is an environmental engineer and has a PhD in Engineering, with particular expertise in modelling the environmental externalities of transport. She is also a member of the Bogotá Citizen Technical Committee on Air Quality.
- Kirsten Orschulok, GIZ