Following the successful experience of tracking UNFCCC Negotiations from a transport perspective in the previous years, the PPMC is once again tracking how transport is reflected at the Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
The site will be updated and expanded soon with information on COP24 sustainable transport events, daily reporting information, key messages and outreach channels. Preparations for COP24 are on-going.
December 6th (Thursday) – Transport Day 2018 ‘Urban Mobility Solutions to Tackle Climate Change’
December 7th (Friday) – Thematic Day on Transport by UNFCCC
Every year at COP, the sustainable transport community comes together and presents in a variety of events how climate action for low carbon mobility can be accelerated. A comprehensive overview of sustainable transport events can be retrieved here.
The Transport Day 2018 will highlight the strong role of cities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality by implementing measures in the transport sector. For more information and the programme, please visit the Transport Day 2018 page and register here for the event.
PPMC will summarize content of sustainable transport events at COP24 and shine a light on the key developments and main insights of their relevance for the transport sector. The COP24 transport reports will be published bi-daily during the two weeks of the climate change conference.
A dedicated page on the reporting can be found here.
Poland declared at the end of 2017 that the country will invest 1.44 billion USD in sustainable transport through a Low-Emission Transport Fund. This will help to finance 1,000 electric buses for Polish cities. The national government passed a law to support the development of e-mobility and the main goal is to have 1 million electric vehicles by 2025. Katowice strongly prioritizes people in transport planning and their SUMP Katowice 2030. The city plans to expand its tram network, develop a cycling path network.