With transport emissions increasing at a faster rate than emissions in other sectors, mitigation action is needed. Mitigation action in the transport sector also often has economic and social benefits. However, data availability and a lack of established MRV systems are often roadblocks to such progress.

The Transport Pricing Methodology helps policymakers assess the impacts of pricing policies in the transport sector and improve their effectiveness. The document provides methodological guidance for assessing the GHG impacts of specific mitigation measures in the transport sector. The methods provided focus on the GHG impacts of fuel subsidy removals, increased fuel taxes or levies, road pricing and vehicle purchase incentives for efficient vehicles.

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The transport sector did not get enough attention in the past. This was also due to challenges in the MRV process. As a result, the sector still has significant GHG reduction potentials and many cost effective measures can be applied. This initiative will make a strong contribution to enhance the understanding of how GHG effects from transport can be measured… It will help policy makers make the right long-term decisions to ensure the development of low carbon transport systems around the globe – all while meeting the ever increasing demand for mobility.

– Elisabeth Windisch, Ricardo Energy & Environment