2018: GHG from the transport sector: Mitigation options for Kenya


2018The Kenyan government launched a revision process of its National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP, Government of Kenya 2013) in November 2017. The first NCCAP identified a number of priority mitigation actions for the transport sector (e.g. implementing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Light Rail Transit system in Nairobi, passenger vehicle stock efficiency, improving HDV stock efficiency, bioethanol, biodiesel and shift of freight from road to rail). These actions need to be reviewed. With the TraCS project (Advancing Transport Climate Strategies), the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development (MoTIHUD) in Kenya and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are developing a sectoral climate change strategy and a related accounting framework. The mitigation actions are one element of this strategy. This project aims to re-calculate the mitigation potential of four transport mitigation actions for Kenya (shift from road to rail, passenger vehicles efficiency, heavy goods vehicles efficiency, and electrification). BRT, which is assumed to have a high mitigation potential, is reviewed separately from the other actions due to its different system boundaries. The report includes information about the methodology used for the calculations and about critical underlying assumptions for these calculations