Fleet vehicles – opportunities for carbon management
UNDP studies have looked at the Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions attributable to the delivery of Global Fund health programmes in Tajikistan, Montenegro and (most recently) Zimbabwe. The findings of this work have identified the components of grants which contribute most to the overall carbon footprint. The challenge then becomes how to manage and reduce this footprint, which requires action both at the strategic planning stage of grant formation, but also during the delivery phase of grant programmes. During delivery phase the opportunities to manage carbon lie with the teams responsible for day-to-day delivery of programmes – and the opportunity to achieve carbon reductions is dependent on the extent of control delivery teams have over how grant activities are carried out. One area where the delivery teams have good influence is over the use of vehicles. Emissions from vehicle use are a common element to all grant carbon footprints. This paper examines what opportunities exist for achieving carbon savings through this route.