WHAT IS THE PARIS PROCESS ON MOBILITY AND CLIMATE (PPMC)?
The PPMC is an open and inclusive platform that actively invites all organizations and initiatives that support effective action on transport and climate change to join in the process. The PPMC was created in early 2015 to strengthen the voice of the sustainable transport community in the UNFCCC process, especially with a view to the Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015 in Paris and the Paris Agreement. The PPMC moved from ambition advocacy to implementation advocacy.
During COP21 the PPMC was able to showcase the vitality and strength of the sustainable transport community in terms of action on Transport and Climate Change. By bringing together different actors and stakeholders in the sustainable transport community the PPMC made it possible for the transport sector to have its voice heard and speak with one voice on the important contribution that sustainable mobility can make to the mitigation of, and adaptation to climate change.
Following the success of the PPMC during COP21, the stakeholders in the PPMC agreed on March 10th during a stakeholder meeting to extend the PPMC for the following years.
OBJECTIVE OF PPMC
The PPMC convenes the global sustainable transport community to contribute optimally to the implementation of:
- the 2030 Global Agenda on Sustainable Development;
- the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The PPMC will engage global processes on sustainable development and climate change to ensure that implementation arrangements are conducive for action by the transport sector.
“From ambition advocacy to implementation advocacy” – The PPMC is moving towards strengthening the implementation of sustainable transport and measures for transport and climate change.
WHO IS PART OF PPMC
The PPMC is a non-state actors coalition bringing together 2 complementary ecosystems to transform and develop transport in line with the Paris Agreement: The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Movin’ on (former Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB)). These two organizations have taken the initiative for the PPMC. Together they bring together over 150 organizations working on sustainable mobility representing multi- and bilateral development organizations, financing institutions, civil society and foundations, academe and the business sector. The PPMC is an open and inclusive platform that actively invites all organizations and initiatives that support effective action on transport and climate change to join in the process.
COMPONENTS OF PPMC
The activities of the PPMC are guided by two central principles:
- Integrate the sustainable development and climate change agenda for the transport sector
- Support SDG targets to provide access to 1 billion people in rural areas and additional 2-3 billion people living in urban areas by 2030;
- Half the number of traffic fatalities (50% reduction of the 2010 baseline of 1.24 mil per year) and serious injuries (50% reduction of the 2010 baseline of 12.4 mil per year) by 2030;
- Put transport on 1.5 Degree Scenario – zero net emissions by 2050;
- Support the implementation of sustainable transport.
The PPMC currently structures its work through the following five components:
- Global Macro Road Map for Decarbonizing the Transport sector. To meet the ultimate 1.5 Degree Celsius target set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change it will required that the transport sector becomes “zero net emission” by mid-century. The Global Macro Road Map intends to focus on innovation and opportunities, rather than on the constraints! It was endorsed as a discussion paper by the UNFCCC in 2016 and regional adaptations have been developed since: Morocco has developed in 2017 a regional Macro Road Map consolidating the components of the Global Macro Road Map. In 2018 regional adaptations are being prepared for Europe and India.
- Assises de la Mobilité. In 2018, PPMC guided the “Assises de la Mobilité” for France with leading the section “Mobilité Propre”. PPMC is a vital part of the committee. The work is based on the Global Macro Road Map and Patrick Oliva, PPMC cofounder, was appointed by the French government to chair the “green mobility working group” and lead nationwide consultations for the new “orientation law” on mobility and transportation to be discussed in the French Parliament in spring 2018.
- SuM4All – Global Roadmap of Action. Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) consists of leading organizations in the transport sector: Multilateral Development Banks, UN Agencies/Programs/Regional Commissions, Bilateral Donor Organizations, Business Corporations, Global Civil Society Organizations and Academic Institutions. PPMC has been appointed (together with WRI) as co-lead of the Working Group in charge of the “Green mobility” chapter, covering such as aspects as pollution, noise, physical activity. PPMC has been engaged in a very intense collaborative process, leading the working group. The whole GRA report is to be presented at COP24 and submitted to a vast consultation process involving countries and business in the months to come, as a major contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue.
- MPGCA Transport Initiatives and Thematic Event. The PPMC coordinates activities by transport initiatives under the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA). PPMC developed in 2016 and 2017 an overview of the voluntary multi-stakeholder initiatives on sustainable, low carbon transport, by showing their progress and their alignment with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
- TDA Communities of Interest. PPMC is a supporting organization of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), a unique collaboration to accelerate the worldwide transformation of the transport sector towards a net-zero emission mobility system before 2050. Activities among the TDA members are organized through Communities of Interest, where ideas, solutions and ambitions for the decarbonisation of transport are exchanged. PPMC leads the Community of Interest on Fast Track to Transport Decarbonisation. Michelin is a co-lead of the Community of Interest on Urban Freight.
The PPMC will continue outreach on sustainable, low carbon and resilient transport through a number of common messages on mobility, climate and sustainable development. Partners and other interested groups will develop a series of knowledge products and disseminate these to stakeholders on climate change and sustainable development. Further, the PPMC will take the lead in organizing a series of official and unofficial side events on sustainable mobility and climate change.
LINKAGE TO TRANSPORT INITIATIVES
The PPMC supports other initiatives on transport and climate change. This includes specifically the Transport Initiatives under the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (GCA) and the MPGCA Thematic Events on Transport at COP. PPMC played an important role in being the voice of transport at the LPAA Thematic Day at COP21, convening transport initiatives at COP22 and COP23 and will continue to do so in the following years.
To get more information on the PPMC, the full presentation of the March 10th 2016 Stakeholder Meeting is available here.
Also, if you are interested to contribute to the PPMC as a partner or sponsor, please contact Maruxa Cardama (email@example.com) and Patrick Oliva (firstname.lastname@example.org).