Africa Climate Week – Accra, Ghana, March 18-22, 2019

The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), a joint initiative of SLoCaT and Movin’On, is actively engaging in the Africa Climate Week on 18 to 22 March 2019 in Accra, Ghana. Please refer to the official website for general information.


Africa Climate Week

Sustainable Transport Events

Events at the Africa Climate Week follow the main themes of cities and local action, nature based solutions, and energy transition, analysing each through the lens of finance, policy, and technology. The week begins with affiliated, invite-only events on 18-19 March, followed by high-level events and thematic sessions on 20-21 March, and finally, a high-level closing plenary on 22 March.

The following invite-only events include a transport dimension:

The following thematic sessions include a transport dimension:

In addition, UNFCCC is facilitating the Pitch Hub, quick and punchy events meant to showcase an organisation’s work around climate action. There are two Pitch Hub events related to transport:

 

Key Messages on Transport and Climate Change

During the Africa Climate Week, PPMC is promoting key messages developed in consultation with members and partner organizations:

PPMC ACW19 Key MessagesKey Message 1: Net decarbonization of the transport sector by 2050 is possible, but will require an immediate and concerted turnaround of global policy action

Key Message 2: Sustainable transport is necessary for countries to deliver on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Key Message 3: Safe, low carbon, efficient and affordable mobility for all is essential to sustainable human development and must be enabled in all sustainable development policies

Key Message 4: Investments in low carbon transport can yield substantial, long-term benefits by increasing social cohesion and equity and reducing disability and deaths

Key Message 5: Integrated mobility solutions have the potential to transform transport systems into more efficient, low carbon, clean air, people-centered and planet-sensitive solutions

Key Message 6: The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate and the global transport community stand ready to support development and implementation of country, city and company actions on climate change and transport

 

Transport and Climate Change in Africa

For the Africa Climate Week, SLoCaT has prepared an infographic outlining the reality of sustainable, low carbon transport in Africa. The infographic shows that transport GHG emissions are growing, driven by population growth, urbanisation, and GDP increase. The number of cars in African countries is increasing rapidly, as high as 33% between 2005 and 2015, due to a lack of public transport and walking and cycling measures. 75% of African countries highlight transport in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and various sustainable transport policies are being introduced around the continent.

Please view the infographic here:

Transport and Climate Change Africa

The information in this infographic is based on the Transport and Climate Change 2018 Global Status Report, which is the result of contributions from over 100 individuals from 40 transport and transport-related organisations across the SLoCaT Partnership. 

Header picture shows Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, taken by ITDP.