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Feasibility study for sustainable land transport in Nauru

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Affordable and clean energy

Affordable and clean energy

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Climate action

Climate action

This Technology Transfer Advances Nauru's


Nauru has a heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels, which is used for electricity generation, transportation and cooking. The costs of energy services become extremely high due to this dependency, which results in high carbon emissions and creates a huge drain of scarce funds, which is not sustainable for the long-term development of Nauru. Vehicle ownership is rapidly increasing in Nauru, subsequently increasing the emissions from the transport sector. There are no regulations related to emission standards or updated import regulations, vehicle performance and lifetime monitoring. An additional barrier to climate-resilient decision making is the lack of transport baseline information, which limits effective tracking and monitoring of fuel efficiency and other climate-relevant transparency metrics.  To reduce Nauru's reliance on fossil fuels, the country seeks to transition to a better fuel source or improved technology.

CTCN Support

  • A detailed background analysis on the current transport sector operations including a review on existing  policies and regulations, technical and financial aspects
  • Development of a roadmap for relevant technology solutions
  • Capacity building on transport sector operations, with a focus on low carbon development, promotion of low emission transport mechanisms and effective monitoring

Expected Impact

Reduced dependence on fossil fuels within the transport sector, and transition to a low carbon, sustainable mobility system. Improved access to transport services will also help to create a more inclusive society.

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