Companies, Cities, National Governments, and Associations converge to commit to electro-mobility and call for others to join
The Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change & Call to Action launchedtoday endorsed by Tesla Motors, Michelin Nissan-Renault, UNEP, the IEA and multiple key initiatives, builds on commitments from companies, cities, States and associations, including hundreds of partners that have undertaken decisive efforts towards sustainable transport electrification; and it calls for new supporters to join the Declaration and broaden this effort. According to the International Energy Agency, if global warming is to be limited to 2 degrees or less, at least 20% of all road vehicles (cars, 2 and 3-wheelers, trucks, buses and others) must be electric-powered by 2030, in conjunction with the low-carbon production of electricity and hydrogen.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in 100 fast-growing cities and 20 countries
Launched today, MobiliseYourCity aims at supporting 100 cities and 20 developing and emerging countries by 2020 to develop and implement Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and National Urban Transport Policies. Each city engaged in the initiative is committed to achieve a 50-75% reduction in urban transport-related emissions by 2050 compared to business as usual scenarios. A pilot phase to be launched in 2016 will support 20 cities in 13 countries (Africa, South Asia, South America and Middle East). Donor partners have already pledged 5.5 million euros to support this game-changing initiative.
50 partners embark on transforming freight, the fastest growing contributor to transport emissions. TheGlobal Green Freight Action Plan, under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), is a multi-stakeholder, multi-modal, global partnership that aims to provide a global framework to dramatically reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, black carbon and other pollutants in the freight sector by 2025. 13 new countries have committed to establish a green freight program or initiative, doubling the response since the New York Climate Summit in 2014.
New efforts in the initiatives announced at the New York Climate Summit on aviation, public transport and rail
To stabilize emissions from the aviation industry by 2020, 74 action plans to advance implementation of mitigation measures by States have been received by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), accounting for 80.6% of global CO2 emissions from international aviation. Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) members – representing over 1,860 airports, 258 international airlines, and other entities – are implementing programs and committing billions of dollars in resources on new aircraft, operational efficiency in the air and on the ground and alternative energy sources. The international public transport organization (UITP) has brought together 125 new commitments towards its goal to double the public transport market share by 2025. As part of the International Union of Railways(UIC) initiative, increasing numbers of railway CEOs commit their companies to develop plans to reduce final energy consumption and CO2 emissions from train operations.
To find out more about all the initiatives presented at the Focus on Transport event, please refer to the LPAA Press Kit online: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/media/509508/lpaa-primer.pdf
The original press release is available here.
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