Asia-Pacific Climate Week – Bangkok, Thailand, September 2-6, 2019

The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), a joint initiative of SLoCaT and Movin’On, is actively engaging in the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) on 2nd to 6th September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Please refer to the official website for general information.


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Sustainable Transport Events

Events at the Asia-Pacific Climate Week follow the main themes of cities and municipalities, academia and civil society, and engagement between the public and private sector, analysing each through the lens of transformative mobility solutions and low emission urban logistics to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The week consists of affiliated, high-level events and thematic sessions. SLoCaT is the lead organisation of the transport thematic block at the APCW to be held on Thursday, 5 September.

Monday, 2 September:

Tuesday, 3 September:

Wednesday, 4 September:

Thursday, 5 September:

Please contact Alice Yiu at alice.yiu@slocatpartnership.org for specific questions regarding our plans for APCW.

Lastly, please also kindly let Alice know if your organisation is going to be present at either regional climate week and what your planned activities are.  We will be happy to include your activities in the overview we are compiling for the regional climate weeks.

Key Messages on Transport and Climate Change

During the Asia-Pacific Climate Week, PPMC is promoting key messages developed in consultation with members and partner organisations:

APCW-Key MessagesKey Message 1: Net decarbonisation 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

 

See the detailed Key Messages here

 

Infographic on Transport and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

For the Asia-Pacific Climate Week, SLoCaT has prepared an infographic outlining the reality of sustainable, low carbon transport in the Asia-Pacific region. The infographic shows that transport GHG emissions are growing, driven by accelerated economic growth, population growth, and urbanisation. The number of cars per 1,000 people in Asian countries is increasing rapidly, as high as 88% between 2005 and 2015. 80% of Asia-Pacific countries highlight transport in their NDCs and various sustainable transport policies are being introduced around the region. Please find the infographic here.


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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.

Focal Contact Point

Christopher Dekki, chris.dekki@slocatpartnership.org, Senior Associate – Policy Advocacy and Outreach, SLoCaT Partnership

Alice Yiu, alice.yiu@slocatpartnership.org, Associate – Policy Advocacy and Outreach, SLoCaT Partnership