NAMAs, CDM and MRV: the case of transport sector

This paper reinforces the need for a robust yet simplified MRV framework to make NAMAs work on a large scale providing opportunities to countries and sectors less benefited by the CDM. The discussion focused on the transport sector – reviewed the trend and expectations of submitted transport NAMAs then examined the performance of transport projects under the Clean Development Mechanism to find lessons that may be applicable in the design of an MRV framework for supported and credited NAMAs that is practical and appropriate to the data requirements of the transport sector. The author highlights the need for credible data to ensure that transport NAMAs can be implemented in an MRVable manner.