Tool for estimating greenhouse gas emissions in transport oriented development projects

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  • Day: Wednesday August 31st



Introducción. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

Tool for estimating emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) in transport oriented development projects (TOD). Sayel Cortes Berrueta. Urban Sustainable Development Consultant.


Use of the tool and application for identification of the baseline and GHG mitigation measures for the TOD in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. Maria Leticia Ramos. Climate Change Coordinator, CTS EMBARQ Mexico.



Aditional resources

Tool for estimating emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) in transport oriented development projects (TOD)

Infographic about the calculator

CTS EMBARQ Mexico Web Page

Summary EMBARQ Mexico

Project: Implementing transport oriented development in Mexico


About the webinar

The tool for estimating GHG emissions in TOD projects is designed to apply in any city or metropolitan area, to account for GHG emissions according to mobility patterns by implementing TOD areas. In addition, the calculator estimates emissions baseline of public and private transport in a city, and calculates the mitigation potential of these through changes in the mobility of persons because of the implementation of TOD projects.

The TOD Emission Reduction Calculator is based on the fundamental assumption that the built environment influences the way people inhabit transport themselves. Therefore, urban criteria used can affect mobility of people decisions to generate more sustainable mobility patterns, which in turn results in lower GHG emissions to the atmosphere. In this webinar we will know the main overviews of the tool. Later we will learn how to use the calculator through a case study application in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Mexico.

The webinar was held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat, info@ledslac.org.


About the panelists

Sayel Cortes Berrueta
Sayel Cortes works as a climate change and urban policies consultant. Additionally, he coordinates the Capacity Building, and the Safer Cities Programs at CityNet working with local governments in Asia. Prior, he worked at CTS EMBARQ Mexico in the Urban Sustainable Development, and Climate Change and Air Quality areas. He is an Environmental Engineer with Masters in Economy, and in Global Affairs and Policy with a focus on International Cooperation for Development.

Leticia Ramos
She is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Guanajuato and Master of Science and Environmental Engineering at the Autonomous Metropolitan University. She has worked for General Motors in Mexico, complex Silao and San Luis Potosi; in the Federal Public Security Secretariat, and monitoring the State Programs of Action on Climate Change at the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change. She currently serves as Coordinator of Climate Change in CTS EMBARQ Mexico.

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