What We do
The project is structured into three components:
Component 1: Policy support for the promotion of low carbon transport. Strong policy-level implementation is one of the Project’s major approaches in promoting the low carbon transport. The Project is dedicated in the development, enhancement and enforcement of new and existing policies, regulations and standards, which support the use of electric vehicles and its supportive infrastructures. Collaboration among the national policy makers, national government agencies, local governments, and multi-stakeholders is one of the key factors in effective enforcement of these policies. Along with the implementation of the policies, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to track progress and record lessons that will inform future enhancements.
Following are some of the existing laws, policies, regulations and standards that surround the promotion of low carbon transport system:
- Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749)
- Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand-New Vehicles (Anti-Lemon Law) (RA 10642)
- Green Jobs Act (RA 10771)
- Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) (RA 10963)
- Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Development Program (EO 156)
- Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program (EO 182)
- Omnibus Investment Code of 1987 (EO226)
- Omnibus Guidelines on the Planning and Identification of Public Road Transportation Services and Franchise Issuance (DO #2017-011)
- Guidelines on the Preparation and Issuance of Local Ordinances, Orders, Rules and Regulations concerning the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) (JMC #2017-001)
- Public Utility Vehicles Class 1 – Dimensions PNS 2131:2018
- Public Utility Vehicles Class 2 and Class 3 –Dimensions (BPS PNS 2126:2017)
Component 2: Awareness and Institutional Capacity Development. Advocacy program and awareness building are the key approaches in improving the quality of collaboration among government agencies, local governments and public consumers in the adoption and operationalization of low carbon transport system. Conduct of public fora, summits, use of social media, and campaigns are some of the Project initiatives that drive knowledge sharing among different stakeholders.
The Project is also committed in improving the capacities of institutions in planning, management, operation and monitoring of the low carbon transport initiatives. Forging partnerships with centers of excellence is necessary in enhancing local capability and expertise in operating and managing electric vehicles and supportive equipment, infrastructures and products. Currently, the Project is engaged with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the conduct of low carbon vehicle technician training. Engaging additional accredited centers of excellence will increase capacities of local governments in implementing new processes and technologies of the low carbon transport system.
Component 3: Investment in Low Carbon Transport Systems in the Country. Private sectors play essential role in the uptake of use of electric vehicles in the country. Various transport groups and companies, including but not limited to cooperatives, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and importers support the deployment of electric vehicle units. To increase participation of the private sectors, the Project provides technical assistance in determining routes for low carbon vehicles, in developing procedures and guidelines for testing and certification of electric vehicles, and in establishing charging protocols and standardization.
The Project has established linkages with various financial institutions to assist in the acquisition of electric vehicle units. The Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) have available financial programs for potential beneficiaries. Business models and plans are also being developed to encourage potential investors for the low carbon urban transport system.