Reports on Sustainable Transport for COP25

The following reports can provide important input to the climate change negotiations at COP25:

A Global Macro Roadmap Outlining An Actionable Vision Towards Decarbonized, Resilient Transport

The PPMC proposes the development of a Global Macro-Roadmap through a phased action process, covering a 2020-2050+ timeline and thereby covering both short as well as mid- to long-term actions. This Roadmap aims to give a realistic (technically feasible) vision, with an operational focus for each segment of the Transport sector (people and freight; road, railway, aviation, waterborne; urban and rural). It is driven by new sustainable and inclusive growth opportunities called for by the SDGs.

The Roadmap focuses on identifying a balanced package of actions taking into account the main sustainable transport paradigm which combines Avoid (reduce unnecessary travel through e.g. land use planning or logistics redesign and halting counterproductive regulation that incentivizes travel by individual motorized vehicles), Shift (shift movement of goods and people to the most efficient modes, by scaling up good practices) and Improve (improve environmental performance of fuels and powertrains, intermodality and transport management).

Read the report here.


Implications of 2DS and 1.5DS for Land Transport Carbon Emissions in 2050


The SLoCaT Partnership has released a draft report projecting land transport emissions trends and mitigation potential to the year 2050, relative to the 2-degree Celsius Target (2DS) and 1.5 degree Celsius Target (1.5DS) called for under the Paris Agreement on climate change. This report is an extension of the 2015 SLoCaT study “Emission Reduction Potential in The Transport Sector by 2030.”

You can download the report here.


Quick Wins on Transport, Sustainable Development and Climate Change


The Quick Wins on Transport, Sustainable Development and Climate Change report describes a course of immediate bold and ambitious action that will kick-start the transformation of the transport sector in the desired roadmap directions, and limit the lock-in effects of a high-carbon business-as-usual (BAU) scenario. These quick wins have been selected through input from a broad set of transport experts and other stakeholders, and have been evaluated through multifaceted impact analysis. These actions have the potential to contribute toward reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, thereby moderating climate impacts, while at the same time providing key development co-benefits such as improved access, increased efficiency, and enhanced safety.

Read the report here.


Emission Reduction Potential in the Transport Sector by 2030


The objective of this study is to determine the magnitude of mitigation possible in the transport sector by 2030 considering low carbon policies investigated for implementation or proposed to be implemented or in individual countries. This study is the first known attempt to compare different transport related INDC scenarios against the IEA 2DS, which is generally recognized as a reference scenario for low carbon development within the transport sector. The report assesses a BAU scenario, as well as two hypothetical variants of LCS (average and aggressive) based on available mitigation potential studies, and three different variations of INDC transport related targets.

Read the report here.


Renewable Energy and Transport – Decarbonising Fuel in the Transport Sector


This study takes a look at the importance of renewable energy in transport. Fossil fuel is the main source of energy for transport and thus, a rapid decarbonisation of fuels and scaling up of renewable energy in the transport sector is highly needed.

Read the report here.


Expanding Efforts on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in the Transport Sector


Adaptation in the transport sector is necessary for both developed and developing countries, as transport systems worldwide are vulnerable to the increasing impacts of extreme weather, and rapid motorization increase the potential for catastrophic impacts. Crucially, sustainable transport systems must adapt to climate change to maintain reliability to enable transport’s role in economic and social development.

Read the report here.


Reports by the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA)

Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) Transport Initiatives: Stock-take on action toward implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development


Inspired by the call to action by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in September 2014 and followed up by the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), 15 transport initiatives established by non-state actors in the transport sector were showcased at COP21 in 2015 and it grew to 22 transport initiatives by now. An Overview of Progress Report (2018) on the 22 MPGCA Transport Initiatives was released by the PPMC to give an overview of their commitments on sustainable, low carbon transport.

The report is available here. Previous progress reports from 2017 and 2016 are also available.

Yearbook of Global Climate Action 2019


This third Yearbook reflects the state of global climate action by non-Party stakeholders – defined as businesses, cities and regions, and civil society – and brings key messages to the international community to encourage bold and courageous climate action by Parties and non-Party stakeholders alike. The Yearbook was produced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat under the guidance of the High-Level Champions, with the support of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

Access the yearbook here.


Climate Action Pathways


The Climate Action Pathways outline the longer-term vision for a 1.5-degree climate-resilient world and sets out actions needed to achieve that future. Under the leadership of the High-Level Champions, these documents were developed by the coalitions and initiatives of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action and provide an overview of the transformational actions and milestones across the thematic and cross-cutting areas of the Partnership.

You can find the Climate Action Pathways document here.


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