LK05 Facilitating Adoption of Sustainable Public Transport Services for Low-Carbon City Development

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q3  2021
End Date q4 2022
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 0
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GGGI Project Code : LK05
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Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu

Country Representative Sri Lanka and Team Leader GCF NAP Program

Project Overview

This will enable the efficient use of public transport infrastructure, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by facilitating the adoption of electric buses and intelligent transport systems (ITS) in the Colombo Metropolitan Area; in support of increased public and private sector capital flows toward the development of green investment projects that enhance country-members’ green growth transformation, especially in urban centers that highly depend on viable electric mobility solutions. A Pre-feasibility study for the adoption of ITS and e-buses was completed in early 2022 and submitted to the Transport Ministry including a preliminary recommendation for an enabling institutional environment. In preparation for a scale-up, the ongoing initiative is also supporting the preparation of a concept note investment proposal on e-bus adoption to help Sri Lanka access climate financing windows in support of a sustainable public transport.