Project Title

Low Emissions Development Strategies: Supporting the Transition to Energy Efficient, Electric Transport Systems 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

EWG 10 2018A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 10 2018A 

Project Title

Low Emissions Development Strategies: Supporting the Transition to Energy Efficient, Electric Transport Systems 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

10,000 

Total Project Value

110,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Japan; New Zealand; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/12/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Sanjini U Nanayakkara 

Job Title 1

Project Overseer 

Organization 1

National Renewable Energy Laboratory 

Postal Address 1

15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, USA 

Telephone 1

(1-303) 7847980 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Sanjini.Nanayakkara@nrel.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Sanjini U Nanayakkara 

Project Summary

The infrastructure required for electric public vehicle deployment in APEC island communities can be a model system exemplifying the use of local renewable energy sources and an optimized local economy. This project proposes an integrated transport and energy approach to generate a roadmap for APEC economies addressing barriers and solutions for public transport systems transition to electric vehicles (EVs). The project will facilitate dialogue between ministerial/local authorities and international/regional technical experts and ways to accelerate deployment through a capacity-building workshop for all APEC economies, a roadmap using select island communities and engagement via a Community of Practice (CoP) for knowledge sharing and regional collaboration. Deliverables will be based on bilateral (on-line) conversions with APEC economy champions. A workshop will be held to enhance capacity building and deliver an EV-Integrated Energy Solutions Roadmap with identified pathways for future finance, policy and technical advances. This project complements related work of the Automotive Dialogue and EWG 10 2017A.

Relevance

Relevance – Region:

A) This project will aim to address APEC member economies’ need to transition to a sustainable and energy efficient system by adopting a comprehensive solution that integrates both the transport and energy sectors. Specifically, APEC’s island communities can be a model system that showcases the use of local renewable energy resources, collaboration across ministerial/local governments and optimization of the development of the local economy to adopt the technology/infrastructure required for electric public transport vehicles deployment. Here, we broadly define public transportation to include the deployment of high-capacity transport methods such as shared vehicles, including buses, ride-share and car share as well. Assessments of renewable resource potentials on islands (including those in APEC economies) consistently show their potentials are significantly larger than their utilization, and that further utilization would result in more secure, reliable and affordable electricity than that of fossil fuel-based generation.1 Motivated by economic, social and environmental rationales, many APEC islands have started the process of transitioning from fossil-fuel-based electricity and transportation sectors to integrated energy systems with increasing levels of renewable energy penetration. Renewable energy benefits to these communities include secure and reliable supply of power and transportation services, energy and mobility costs savings, energy price stability, reduced dependency on fuel imports, cleaner environments and better health situations for its citizens, improved resilience to extreme weather events, and new business opportunities in sectors reaching from agriculture to manufacturing to tourism.

In this project, we profile 3 APEC islands and design a roadmap for how they can integrate the transport and electricity sectors in a way that creates the highest degree of sustainable development benefits. These sustainable energy roadmaps are a comprehensive assessment of the technical, socio-economic, and investment needs and opportunities and ultimately suggest a policy toolkit that enables islands to achieve their sustainable energy system goals. Achieving ambitious energy goals requires a comprehensive strategy toward a highly complex challenge: To integrate two key economic sectors in an affordable, reliable and sustainable matter Know-how on technical assessments, socio-economic modelling, financial analysis, good governance and effective policy formulation need to be brought together in one document that can lay the basis for a deep transition pathway. New coordination and mainstreaming efforts need to take place to bring the key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders behind a convincing, straightforward and effective policy. The roadmap, while drawing on the example of the three champion islands, can serve as a blueprint for other APEC islands since ultimately, all APEC economies will have to transition to more sustainable electricity and transportation systems. While every island faces specific challenges and opportunities, they also often share several commonalities such as high dependence on fuel imports despite promising renewable energy potentials, limited land availability, short transportation distances, small economy of scale for energy services, etc. Thus, there is enormous opportunities for learning from both our three model cases as well as the experiences of all participants, those representing the island champions and those who consider following their examples. Ultimately, all have to undergo similar energy planning and implementation processes.

Upon successful completion of this project, all APEC economies will have a blueprint to develop roadmaps for how to transition to sustainable, domestic-renewable-based  energy systems integrating the electricity and transport sector in a way creating the best possible impact on sustainable development goals (SDG); the three champions islands will get in-depth analysis for how their strategy could look like, including alternative technology development scenarios, evaluation of SDG impacts of alternative scenarios; an assessment of their financial landscape and existing investment environment; a policy toolkit that they can further explore and select from to achieve the goals and targets they have set. 

[1] In 2013, utilization of renewable energy in APEC economies was 819 GW. Hydropower was utilized the most; about 67% of hydro potential was explored. The utilization rates of solar (6.9%) and wind power (20%) in APEC economies were relatively low with unexplored potential being 742 GW and 660 GW, respectively. Although renewable energy resources in China and the United States are abundant, their utilization rates are merely around 30% in the two economies. (APEC Energy Working Group/Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies, 2017. “Filling the Gap to Double Renewable Energy in the APEC Region.” [Other references: Worldwatch Sustainable energy roadmaps in the Caribbean islands eg. Jamaica: http://www.worldwatch.org/sustainable-energy-roadmaps ; Blechinger et al., 2014. “Assessment of the global potential for renewable energy storage systems on small islands.” ; Kuang et al., 2016. “A review of renewable energy utilization in islands.”] 

Relevance – Eligibility: Under the Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Measures (EELCM) Sub-Fund guidelines, this project meets all five criteria, especially (1) Focus on activities which will contribute to achieving APEC's aggregate energy intensity reduction goal of 45% by 2035; (2) focus on activities which contribute to achieving the goal of doubling the share of renewables by 2030; and (3) demonstrate that the proposed project will meet capacity building needs for APEC developing economies. This project will improve human capacity for planning and implementation of a sustainable and energy efficient transport system. This will help reduce energy intensity from the energy/transport sectors by adopting renewable alternatives in island communities within APEC economies. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: The project will contribute towards the enhancement of APEC member economies’ capacities within the area of energy-efficient, sustainable transport solutions and help APEC’s island communities participate more fully in the regional economy through (1) solution-oriented training of ministerial- and local-level government officials; (2) process-oriented focus on multi-level government integration with respect to policy and project implementation and; (3) enhancing capacities within the participating economies by replicating and knowledge sharing via our LEDSGP Community of Practices in Asia and Latin America.

Objectives

1) To build capacity and increase knowledge for all APEC member economies in identifying challenges and learning solutions for the transition to integrated transportation and electricity systems based on domestic renewable sources. Expected APEC participation in the workshop includes the following; 

a)  Three select APEC islands will be discussed in detail to showcase how to best apply the roadmap methodology with the ultimate goal of the affordable and reliable integration of the electricity and transport sectors in a sustainable energy system. At least three individuals from each of these champion islands will participate (one islands policy lead, one island technical lead, one larger economy political representative).

b) Representatives of all APEC economies will have the opportunity to apply to attend. Discussions in break-out groups and interactive formats for exchange will create opportunities for all individuals to engage and increase learning. Select participants will be asked to present the current situation and future pathways in their island, city, or economy-ar-large,

c) Expert presentations (regional and international) on relevant topics will be a key component of the Agenda. Best practices for technical assessments, socio-economic modelling and financial analysis will be presented. At least two trainers from the project implementation team will participate; other local and international trainers will be brought in, if opportunities exist and funding allows. 

2) To provide a blueprint for the transformation to renewable-based energy systems integrating the electricity and transport sectors through an EV-Integrated Energy Solutions Roadmap. The roadmap will explore pathways for future technical development, measure their respective socio-economic impacts, discuss investment barriers and enablers and provide a policy and administrative toolkit that decision-makers can apply to realize the most convincing pathway. It will also exemplify the application of the blueprint in 3 APEC island economies.

3) To provide a long-term platform for continued dialogue, knowledge sharing and peer-learning within the APEC economies by incorporating new APEC members into our regional Community of Practices (Asia and LAC), of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), and promoting regional economic integration complementing the efforts outlined in the Automotive Dialogue Work Plan 2015.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  The capacity-building efforts of this project will address challenges and solutions for the transition to sustainable, energy-efficient electric public transport systems in APEC economies. This goal is specifically in line with APEC’s commitment to develop “safe, secure, resilient, efficient, and sustainable transportation systems, and to promote innovations in the transportation sector”. Additionally, our goals also address the EELCM Sub-Fund guidelines (Section: Relevance – Eligibility), as this project will bring economies closer to “deploying advanced technologies safely, efficiently and reliably by removing barriers in existing regulations that impede innovation and competition” (APEC TPTWG, 2017) and identify “technical areas where alignment could be achieved to facilitate trade and investment and enable accelerated EV deployment” (Automotive Dialogue, 2015).

Alignment – Forum: This project aligns with the Energy Working Group’s (EWG) promoting Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Communities’ smart transport pillar through facilitation of the exchange and dissemination of knowledge of sustainable low carbon transport policies, practices and tools within APEC Member Economies that will promote long-term economic innovation, growth and resiliency in sustainable communities and achieve progress towards the Leaders’ goal of reducing APEC’s aggregate energy intensity by 45 percent from 2005 levels by 2035. It also supports the broad objectives of APEC’s Transport Working Group (TPTWG) and will be shared with TPTWG for information.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: 

1) Three island champions profiles:

a) Production of in-depth profile for 3 APEC member economies with a focus on identifying challenges, barriers and learning solutions to integrating the energy and transport sectors

b) These island champions profiles will serve as key material for discussion at the workshop

c)  These island profiles will also become case studies in the roadmap

2) One renewable energy and EV integration roadmap:

a)
This roadmap for APEC islands economies will provide basic assessments in the areas of technology, socio-economic development, finance and policy/administration and can serve as a blueprint which islands can adopt for their strategy design.

b) It will include 3 island champions profiles [as stated in (A)] as demonstration exercises

c)  It will draw on existing best case including the 3 studies presented at the workshop

d)  The final roadmap will be an APEC publication

e)  The roadmap will be presented at an online webinar, potentially also featuring representatives from the 3 champions islands. We will use the LEDS GP platform to launch this online webinar, which will be open to the public.

Draft Outline of the Roadmap:

a)  Main outcome of the roadmapping exercise (2 pages)

b)  Introduction (3 pages): The challenges and solutions for energy systems in islands; the need to transition to domestic renewable energy supply; the opportunities of integrating power and transport systems based on renewables; introduction of the project; overview of the roadmap

c) Technical assessment (10 pages plus visuals): Potentials for renewables on range of APEC islands; transport solutions of presence and future; storage and power-to-x; how the energy system of the future will look like

d)  Socio-economic modelling tools (10 pages plus visuals): LCOE of different renewable development scenarios; costs a transition of the transport sector to e-mobility as compared to BAU; calculation of social and economic benefits of different integrated scenarios (jobs, businesses, impact on key economic sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, tourism; health and gender impacts; etc.)

e)  Investment analyses (10 pages): Existing energy and transportation financial landscape; assessing the finance needs; proven business models; the right financing tools and products; domestic and international grants and funds; the role of the private and the public sectors, PPPs

f) The design of a political and administrative toolkit (12 -15 pages): The importance of short-, mid- and long-term targets and development goals; the regulatory environment, overview of existing experience with concrete cornerstone policies and supportive measures; good governance and the importance of transparent administrative procedures; best practices for policy design and the evaluation of policy alternatives

g)  Roadmapping exercises in 3 APEC islands (10 pages each): 3 islands energy and transport profiles demonstrating the need for change; technical and socio-economic assessment of BAU and alternative pathways; investment environment; possible strategy forward including a discussion of the policy toolbox

h)  Conclusion and next steps (3 pages)

3) One in-person workshop

a)  An in-person workshop will deliver technical assistance with 14 - 20 participants trained – at least 40% female. This number of participants APEC (14) and non-APEC participants (will seek at least 6).

b) The 3 island champions profiles will serve as key material for discussion at the workshop

c) In addition, 3 existing best practice case studies will serve as a peer-learning tool at the workshop

d) A short (3-5 pages) workshop report will summarize the workshop proceedings, expert presentations, broader discussions with participants and next steps. This report will be published with the APEC publication and publicly available on APEC’s website once approved and uploaded.

Workshop Objectives:

a) Learn from experts and successful cases in the region about formulating and implementing smart and effective energy strategies for islands, with an emphasis on strategy design, data collection and application, and stakeholder engagement.

b) Explore regulatory and institutional frameworks that attract clean energy and transport investments, including from the private sector, including through the definition of a toolbox of proven policies and measures.

c)  Learn how to apply a roadmap methodology, drawing on a provided blueprint and the applied member profiles from 3 APEC islands, demonstrating pathways to integrated energy and transport systems that better serve the demands and aspirations of it communities.

4) Creation of an alumni network

a)  Integration of participating representatives of APEC economies into existing LEDS GP Community of Practices (Asia and LAC). The LEDS GP is a peer-learning, information sharing platform founded in 2011 to increase technical corporation among developing economies and regions. Within this platform, regional Communities of Practice further consolidates an on-line community of members with a specific goal/topic in mind. For example, Asia’s Clean Tranport CoP brings together ~50 members from over 10 economies in Asia, sharing and learning good practices to overcome challenges in achieving clean transport in each of their economies. Joining this online group enables long-term learning via continuous participation/collaboration among members with regional interests.

b) Complementing the efforts outlined in the Automotive Dialogue Work Plan 2015.

Outcomes: 

Policy – data and analyses considerations

·  Understand data-gaps and learn the process of data-acquisition for policy design

·  Understanding how to design data-driven energy policy that encourages energy-independence

·  Socio-economic modeling of different development scenarios

·  Economic, social and environmental mandates for sustainable energy transitions

·  Learn how to integrate technical, socio-economic, and financial analysis and inform new policies

Processes

Guidelines and concrete formats for increased stakeholder dialogues and institutional cooperation

Behavior

·  New orientation of political action in APEC islands and economies-at-large to reflect all three dimensions of sustainability and mainstream sustainable development goals into all sectoral policies, including transport and electricity – economic, social and environmental

·  Economic growth and social development will be spurred in the long-term through the transition to sustainable electricity generation and transport practices

·  Islands with integrated, sustainable power and transport systems will be highlighted on our peer-learning platforms and serve as model systems for the transportation in other island and land-locked communities

Distribution of EV integration roadmap to all APEC Economies

·  All APEC economies will have access to a blueprint to develop roadmaps for how to transition to sustainable, domestic-renewable-based energy systems integrating the electricity and transport sector in a way creating the best possible impact on sustainable development goals.

·  Access to a policy toolkit that will enable each economy to design their own strategies.

·  Methods to assess the investment environment.

·   Understanding ways to consider alternative technology development scenarios.

Beneficiaries:

1)  “Champion” – APEC member economies that have expressed interest, seeded small projects and have favorable (i.e. have shown concrete steps towards implementing sustainable transport/energy policies and programs) political and economic conditions that can influence change

2)  For every participating APEC island economy, 1 island official is required to join.  Teams consisting of 3 participants per economy are expected: one ministerial level government representative of the APEC economy at-large, one island decision-maker and one technical advisor who can serves as day-to-day POC.

Workshop participants will be identified through the Working Groups and will include:

i) Public sector;

ii) Mayors and planning officials in urban areas of APEC economies;

iii) female leaders’, whose participation will be encouraged;

iv) Technical leader (e.g. academia, technical institutions); and

v) Private sector–will receive peer advisory support through workshops, the training package and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Dissemination

Outputs

Description, Dissemination Method and Audience

Member Profiles

·  Write-up of the evaluation of EV readiness, understanding the challenges, barriers and potential solutions in 3 “Champion” APEC island economies – this is included in the roadmap (which is the APEC publication)

·  Use as learning material in the in-person workshop – as stated “Workshop Objectives in Sec-B”, and thefore primary recipients will be workshop participants

·  Dissemination to all APEC and non-APEC members, through the APEC publication

EV Integration Road Map

·  This roadmap for APEC islands economies will provide basic assessments in the areas of technology, socio-economic development, finance and policy/administration and can serve as a blueprint for islands as well as the broader APEC community.

·  Will be in the final APEC publication and therefore disseminated to all APEC and non-APEC members,

·  Launch webinar through the LEDS GP platform, thereby making this knowledge available to the public

·  Other dissemination platforms may nclude, LEDSGP Newsletter, Asia-l. SIDS-l, and energy-l of IISD, website and training events, SDS website and newsletter, LinkedIn, Power for All.            

In-person workshop report

The workshop report will be included in the APEC publication and  dissemination to all APEC and non-APEC members

Gender

Female participants bring gender awareness to sustainable and energy efficient transport practices and actions that will be discussed in this project. We will encourage that at least 40% of participants in the project will be women  (including both trainers and participants) and document this appropriately. A few of our goals with regards to gender are stated below: 

·   We will encourage/request female-leadership participation of the altogether 9 representatives from the three islands that will undergo the roadmap exercise will be women

·   We aim to have at least 40% female participation among the projected total of 16 participants to be trained at the workshop

·   We will encourage and enlist women speakers and trainers in the project to the extent possible

·   Opportunities to engage women in the teams will be explicitly discussed with participating economies/islands; equal opportunities will be provided for equal qualifications

·   We will build links to the APEC Empowering Women project

·   PO is committed to collect sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only the APEC funded) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat at the completion of the project achieved as well as giving future POs guidance on their own gender parity targets.

·   The project proposed here will draw on key learnings from the implementation of the Empowering Women project, such as explored unique challenges women face when creating their own renewable businesses in APEC economies. Resulting business ideas from women in the Empowering Women project will be evaluated for their relevance for the integration of the power and transport sectors.

Work Plan

Time

Task

Deliverable

Initiate and complete the open tender process

Nov - Dec 2018

·   Initiate and complete the open tender process

·   PO will select a contractor that proactively works to promote female participation and who has experience in selecting and promoting the appropriately experienced female participants and experts in similar programs.

·  Contractor selected and initiate preperations to start work

Scoping and selection of APEC island communities (after contractor hiring is finalized)

Month 1 - 3 (Jan - March 2019)

·   Scoping to identify “champion” islands, by evaluating at least 4 economies (depends on the number of interested economies)

·   Select at least 3 APEC economies

·   Conduct bilateral on-line meetings/conversations to start developing the member profiles and gathering of data

·   By end of March of 2019, we will end the scoping process and no further engagement with islands will be sought. We will notify the Program Director at the Secretariat of our status.

·  Selection of 3 APEC island communities

·  Information gathering and initiating a draft of the three member profiles

In-person workshop

Month 4 - 8 (April – August 2019)

·   Scoping for workshop venue and seeking quotes for costs, nomination for participants of the workshop, finding expert speakers and possible sponsors. (Month 4-5)

·   Finalize venue and seek member nominations (Month 5-6)

·   Participation from the broader APEC community and non-APEC participants will be welcome.

·   Will seek appropriate permission for travel of non-APEC member participants

·   In-person workshop for technical training of the “champion” economies, with peer advisors and regional and international experts (Month 6-8)

·   Prepare and submit Monitoring report

·   Prepare draft of workshop report, to be included in the APEC publication

·  Implementation of in-person workshop

·  Initiate the development of written roadmap in collaboration with the select 3 APEC economies

·  Prepare and submit Monitoring report

Energy-Transport Integrated Roadmap

Month 9 - 12 (Sept – Dec 2019)

·   Development of written roadmap in collaboration with the select 3 APEC economies (Month 9 – 12)

·   On-line launch event, a public webinar, disseminating the roadmap to the broader community (Month 12)

·   Within 2 months from end of project, the drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion report, APEC publication (which will include the roadmap) and all other supporting documentation to the APEC secretariat. (Jan 2020) 

·  Delivery of the Integrated Roadmap

·  Delivery of the APEC publication (the roadmap is included in the publication)

·  Workshop report will be a part of the APEC publication

Risks

The success of this project depends upon dedicated and committed members from APEC economies, engagement with local and domestic stakeholders and access to data. This project focuses on the participating members of APEC economies, that have favourable political and economic conditions to influence change. Participants of this project should express interest in receiving technical assistance and be willing to disseminate learnings through peer-to-peer exchange activities to other APEC members, and engage in multi-level exchange across different levels of government and commit time to engage with project implementors. 

In order to mitigate the risk of unsuccessfully implementing energy efficient, transport actions, the LEDS GP Transport Working Group will aim to work in economies that do not see any major administrative changes within the timeline of the project. This project is a collaborative effort between the LEDS Transport Working Group and the selected developing economies; therefore, we will work to ensure all appropriate stakeholders are involved in the process and co-design solutions to address any potential critical sustainability challenges. 

It is also vital to have a consortium of experts with: the understanding of how to implement energy efficient urban transport policies and sustainable technologies in the region; experience with conducting capacity building and knowledge sharing efforts; and the professional capacity to implement the project’s activities. The LEDS GP has the ability to harness the collective knowledge and resources of its global membership – drawn from 79 countries plus international donor and technical organizations and involving over 300 institutions. We do not see a risk of being unable to identify technical experts that can share regional/local knowledge and build capacity on the identified transport actions related to this project. 

We believe will engage with the relevant number of participants for our workshop. In our previous project, our workshop in Singapore was oversubscribed. I believe, previous APEC participants are happy to engage with us and will continue to attend our activities. Outside of the normal nomination process, we can also seek participants from the membership of our LEDS GP Communities of Practice (as stated in the previous paragraph). 

In terms of the relevance of the roadmap over a long period of time: as the roadmap will be a general analysis of the challenges and opportunities of an energy transition in APEC islands as well as a methodological blueprint for islands and other economies such as remote geographic locations off the domestic grid, municipalities aspiring to achieve energy autonomy, etc. It will highlight concrete pathways forward with the example of three islands who will themselves benefit from their in-depth roadmapping exercise - but these examples will be highly relevant for other APEC economies/cities as they can learn from it and think through how their situation runs parallel or differs.

Monitoring and Evaluation

·  This project will systematically and periodically (at Month 6 and 12) implement informational surveys to gauge project progress, participant engagement and also assess short-term impact of this project. We also intend to implement surveys beyond the time-frame of this project (via email) at the 1- and 2- year mark, after the end of this project, to asses long-term impact. The results of this survey will be used internally to measure long-term impact of our APEC projects. Also, we will share in future concept notes and project proposals, as we evolve our processes and design how best to “measure impact”. Participation in our surveys are optional. Sample questions for the survey may include; (i) How has the learnings from project influenced your work? Please give an example (or more) of a change implemented as a result of what you learnt? (ii) Have you initiated any new policy initiatives or other actions as a result of your learning from your workshop? Are any new action plans under discussion? (iii) Would you be interested in future projects/workshops? (iv) Is there any other form of learning method (other than an in-person workshop) that you would like to participate in?

·  This project will collect information from participating members of the in-person workshop through participant sign-in sheets and participant surveys.

·  Gender impacts of the project will be measured by (a) number of female applicants to participate/attend the workshop and (b) the number of women that are trained at the workshop, and we will included in our gender analysis in the workshop report.

·  The table below summarizes how we plan to monitor and evaluate the indicators of the project.

·  PO is committed to collect sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only the APEC funded) at the project event. This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat at the completion of the project achieved as well as giving future POs guidance on their own gender parity targets.

Indicator

Monitoring

Evaluation

At least 3 APEC developing economies have increased ambition and strengthened capacity through the process of developing the member profiles

·   The member profiles outline challenges, barriers and solutions

·         Informational surveys

Minimum of 14-20 participants trained at the workshop

·   Participant sign-in sheets at workshops

·   Participant survey

·   Number of nominations

·         Informational surveys

Minimum of 40% of the trained members will be female

·   Participant sign-in sheets at workshops

·         Gender analysis will be included in workshop report

Integration roadmap

·   Number of downloads (website hits) from APEC website

·         Informational surveys and website hits

Linkages

Cross-collaboration and coordination with other projects is central to this work. This project aims to complement work done by ministries, municipalities and other partners (e.g. Clean Air Asia, IADB, UNEP, USAID, GIZ and Automotive Dialogue). Additionally, we will capitalize on seed projects of the Low Emissions Development Strategic Partnership and Regional Platforms, which will also participate and support the delivery of technical assistance. Connecting APEC economies in the region more closely through our regional Communities of Practice will lead to the development of more sustainable energy solutions for the region.

The successful completion of our most recent APEC project in July 2018, EWG13 2016A, which was titled “Supporting the Development and Implementation of Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDs) in Transport Sector”, focused on energy efficient strategies for the Transport Sector only. Here, we build upon this expertise and propose to engage with the Energy sector as well, to build a roadmap that will lead to a more integrated and comprehensive sustainable solution to the transport sector.

APEC’s commitment to the development of “safe, secure, resilient, efficient, and sustainable transportation systems, and to promote innovations in the transportation sector”, makes it the most attractive funding source in the region. Furthermore, our capacity-building efforts proposed in this project will address challenges and solutions for the transition to sustainable, energy-efficient public transport systems in APEC economies.

Sustainability

Outputs from this project will also result in the development of peer-learning sessions and other on-line sessions around the roadmap, to further disseminate the learnings. 

All participants of this project will be invited to join the LEDS GP Communities of Practice (CoP), in either Asia or LAC. The Asia CoP is focused on Clean Mobility and the LAC on Electric Mobility. These CoPs are member-driven, peer-learning platforms that cater to priorities decided by the members. The current membership includes participants from our previous APEC project (EWG13 2016A). As such, the APEC members that join have the ability to learn from their peers as well as to play a leadership role on regional progress in select topics. As stated earlier, one of the objectives of this project is to provide a long-term, sustainable dialogue, which will be achieved through these mechanisms. The beneficiaries of this project will be further supported within these communities, while they are also responsible for the dissemination of the materials that they have learnt from this project. Social media platforms will be utilized when appropriate as a knowledge sharing mechanism. 

Progress, outcomes and long-term impacts will be assessed via informational surveys, possible implemented 6-12 months after project completion. 

Next steps and building off of these projects can be tracked by our future APEC concept notes. We are currently assessing future regional needs and further concept notes are in design stages.

Project Overseers

Sanjini U. Nanayakkara, a Staff Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)[i], will manage the project and will be the main point of contact responsible for this project. She is the Technical Monitor of the LEDS GP Transport Working Group and works on coordinating projects and peer-learning activities across the Asia and LAC regional platforms.


[i] NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC: http://www.nrel.gov/ 

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Funding for Direct Labour will fund a total of ~500 hours of contractor’s labour to provide technical support (i.e. design and development of outputs) such as (i) design and implement consultations with APEC economies; (ii) data analysis and development of analytical products (i.e. member profiles and roadmap), (iii) design and implement in-person workshop and (iv) deliver monitoring and completion reports and APEC publication.  Estimated breakdown of direct labor charges for each output: (A) Three island profiles for $20,000.00, (B) Workshop planning and materials for $15,000.00, and (C) Integration Roadmap for $25,000.00.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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