In the Philippines, the project initially focused on extensive support for the institutionalisation and management of the Special Vehicle Pollution Control Fund (SVPCF). This includes the (i) development of the operating policies and guidelines for the implementation and monitoring of the SVPCF and (ii) the institutional strengthening of the Environmentally Sustainable Initiatives Transportation Unit (ESITU) under the Road Transport Planning Division. The project also supported the development of the stock-taking report on transport and climate change entitled ‘Tracking Sustainable Transport in the Philippines: Data and Policy Review for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change’ and the updating of the National Implementation Plan (NIP) on Environment Improvement in the Land Transport Sector 2016-2020, as products in the first phase
In line with the updated NIP in the Land Transport Sector 2016—2020 of the DoTr that included better freight and logistics management as one of the priority areas, the project has provided technical inputs to the Philippine Multi-modal Transportation and Logistics Industry Roadmap, spearheaded by the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association, Inc. (PISFA), and which was launched in March 2016. Technical contributions to support the development of a green freight and logistics strategy is a foreseen area of support by the project in collaboration with DOTr and DTI.
Moreover, the project is also supporting the vehicle fuel economy standards and labelling scheme by further developing the fuel economy roadmap with DOE and which is in line with the NIP of the DoTr.