Sustainable transport in Sri Lanka
|Focus area||Public transport|
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||No|
|Start of initiative||2016|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Total cost||US$ 104 mln|
|Financing requested|| |
|Financing received to-date|| |
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Grant|
|Capacity building required||Yes|
|Technology transfer required||Yes|
|Proponent(s)||Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment|
|International funder(s)|| |
|Organization providing technical support|| |
The objective of the NAMA is to introduce electric buses to the planned Bus Rapid Transit.
Activities: (2016 - 2021)
The transport NAMA for Sri Lanka focuses on the introduction and adoption of electric buses instead of conventionally fuelled buses in the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on Galle Road in the Colombo Metropolitan Area (CMA).
The NAMA is in line with Sri Lanka’s national and regional objectives for its transport sector: the promotion and adoption of electric vehicles are mentioned in numerous policy documents, including the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) as well as its National Transport Policy and Urban Transport Master Plan.
The activities of the NAMA are :
- Pilot Phase (Phase 1): it will introduce 10 electric buses, owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and operated by private operators, as directed by the Ministry of Transport, in to the Galle BRT.
The aim of Phase 1 of the NAMA, a pilot phase, is to generate awareness about the NAMA and invite private sector participation, by highlighting the intervention’s importance for the transport sector.
- Full Scale Operations (Phase 2): Phase 2 will mark the start of the full scale operation of the NAMA in which the remaining 90 eBuses will be introduced and the operation of all 100 eBuses will commence on the Galle BRT. All the eBuses will be owned and operated privately.
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: 0.0137 MtCO2e|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
|Social:|| * access to transport
|Economic:|| * energy security
|Environmental:|| * improved air quality
MRV Framework: (2016 - 2026)
In the MRV, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) “AMS-III.C: Emission reductions by electric and hybrid vehicles” will be used to monitor GHG emission reductions.