Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Light Rail System Carbon Certification

10.07.2023

The Light Rail System Carbon Certification project carried out by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and its consultancy was carried out by GTE as a local partner.

The registration of the project was completed by the Verified Carbon Standard in December 2013, and the greenhouse gas reductions achieved in the first monitoring period between July 2015 and June 2016 were also verified by independent organizations. Within the scope of the work completed in January 2017, the greenhouse gas reduction achieved during this period was calculated and certified as 7,092 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. The project in question is the first voluntary carbon project carried out by a municipality in Turkey, and it is also the first project in Turkey to receive an emission reduction certificate in the field of transportation, and one of the few projects in the world.