COP23, Bonn, Germany, November, 6-17, 2017

Following the 20142015, and 2016 successful experience of tracking UNFCCC Negotiations from a transport perspective in COP20, COP21, and COP22, the PPMC is once again tracking how transport is reflected in negotiations at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

New COP23 Final Report from a Transport Perspective
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The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was convened in Bonn, Germany in November 2017 to build upon the pledge of action established at COP22 Marrakech, and to emphasize the need for clear action and rapid progress toward a 1.5-degree Celsius scenario (1.5DS), the aspirational goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change. This final summary report is a culmination of a series of daily reports on COP23 by the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) under the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) to highlight implications for sustainable transport in the UNFCCC process and to emphasize opportunities for greater engagement in this process for non-Party actors, including the global transport sector.

 

COP23 Daily Reports

The daily reports will keep the readers up-to-date on transport-related action at COP23; these reports aim to shine a light on the key developments and main insights of their relevance for the transport sector.

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Please see PPMC’s glossary of technical terms.

Summaries of selected transport side events at COP23 are presented in the report. The daily report also highlights the MPGCA Transport Initiatives and the Global Macro Roadmap components. A list of forthcoming transport events is also included.

If you would like to subscribe to the daily report, please send a request to Alice Yiu at alice.yiu@slocatpartnership.org.

PPMC Key Messages on Transport and Climate Change
KM poster For the COP 23, PPMC  will focus on the following six key messages for throughout the course of COP23:

  • Decarbonization of all modes of transport by 2050 is possible, but action is needed now;
  • Action on low carbon transport supports eight of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Investments in sustainable low carbon transport offer great value for money;
  • Innovative solutions have the potential to transform current transport systems into efficient, low carbon people-orientated solutions;
  • Sustainable transport will be essential for countries to deliver on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); and
  • The global transport community stands ready to support countries, cities and companies action on climate change and development

Summaries of selected transport side events at COP23 are presented in the report. The daily report also highlights the MPGCA Transport Initiatives and the Global Macro Roadmap components. A list of forthcoming transport events is also included.

If you would like to subscribe to the daily report, please send a request to Alice Yiu at alice.yiu@slocatpartnership.org.

Announcements from PPMC @ COP23

Four international initiatives to support the decarbonization and resilience of the transport sector towards the achievement of the Paris Agreement climate goal

 Sustainable Transport Events @COP23

Please see here a list of sustainable transport events at COP23.  Should you wish to have more information regarding a specific event, you can contact the relevant contact person listed in the table.

If you want to add an event item to the events overview, please kindly the relevant events information to Yuxin Wang (yuxin.wang@slocatpartnership.org).