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It is easier to manage what you can measure – The Guidelines on Sustainable Land Transport Indicators on Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in ASEAN

The Guidelines on Sustainable Land Transport Indicators on Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in ASEAN

The ASEAN region, when considered as a bloc, already has the second largest road vehicle fleet in Asia. Moving towards a more sustainable transport system that addresses the negative impacts of transportation, relies on effective monitoring. The generation of appropriate and robust indicators allows to evaluate the effects of policy changes, identify faulty policies and steer them into the right direction.

The ASEAN Guideline on Sustainable Land Transport Indicators on Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in ASEAN was in order to be:

  • A guide for policy- and decision-makers, who generate and utilize land transport data, to effectively transform data into useful information which can then be used to develop sound policies and enable future decisions regarding transport data collection and indicator generation.
  • A catalyst for multi-stakeholder engagement, to involve members of the government, academe, industry, civil society, and elevate general interest in the impacts of transport on energy and the environment.
  • A unifying tool to support the thrust of ASEAN to move towards a more harmonised approach for monitoring energy and GHG emissions in the transport sector, providing insights related to the standardisation, collection and reporting of such indicators.

The Guidelines contain 33 indicator factsheets that provide both technical and practical information regarding the indicators. They contain commonly used descriptions, units, data collection, and calculation methodologies, as well as the expected range of values for each indicator. They also provide practical insights relating to the interpretation of the indicators themselves, highlighting their limitations and strengths, as well as the relationships between them. While this document provides a basis by which sustainable land transport indicators can be defined and adopted by ASEAN as a region, it mainly provides guidance and does not bind ASEAN or its Member States to report the data. It recognises that the indicators mentioned in this document are to be considered for further development and actions by ASEAN and its Member States and, at the same time, encourage the move towards a harmonisation of their approach to monitoring the progress of sustainable transport.

You can download the Guideline from the ASEAN homepage: https://asean.org/storage/2019/03/Sustainable-Transport-Indicators-ASEAN-Final.pdf

For more information, you may visit: https://asean.org/asean-steps-advancing-sustainable-transport/