Public and private sectors working together to decarbonise transport in Africa

The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate unites private and public stakeholders in the sustainable transport community – the PPMC makes it possible for the transport sector to have its voice heard and speak as one on the important contribution that sustainable mobility can make to the mitigation of, and adaptation to climate change.

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The PPMC Global Macro Roadmap: An Actionable Vision of the Decarbonisation of Transport

The PPMC developed a Global Macro-Roadmap (FR) for the transformation of transport through phased action covering the 2020 – 2050+ timeline and thereby covers both short as well as mid- to long-term actions. The Roadmap provides a 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 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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).

Morocco version:

A Moroccan adaptation (FR, AR)  of the Roadmap was developed in 2017 and presented at the Bonn Climate Change Conference COP 23 in December 2017.

GMR-French-CoverKenya version:

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is currently using the PPMC’s Roadmap methodology, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Transport  of Kenya, to build a Kenyan version of the roadmap.

Côte d’Ivoire version:

Building on the success and impact of the Climate Chance Summit 2018 in Abidjan, PPMC is striving to develop a Côte d’Ivoire case study in close partnership with Climate Chance.  A specific adaptation of the roadmap is currently being formulated in collaboration with the national and local authorities. The project should be supported by the Michelin Corporate Foundation which aims to promote mobility in all its components, especially in Africa.

About the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC)

The PPMC is an open and inclusive platform that actively invites all organisations and initiatives that support effective action on transport and climate change to join. The PPMC was created in early 2015 to strengthen the voice of the sustainable transport community in the UNFCCC process, especially with a view to the Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015 in Paris and the Paris Agreement. The PPMC moved from ambition advocacy to implementation advocacy.

The PPMC is a non-state actors coalition bringing together 2 complementary ecosystems to transform and develop transport in line with the Paris Agreement: The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Movin’On (former Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB)).


These two organizations have taken the initiative to form the PPMC. Together they bring together over 150 organizations working on sustainable mobility representing multi- and bilateral development organizations, financing institutions, civil society and foundations, academia and the business sector.

During COP21 the PPMC was able to showcase the vitality and strength of the sustainable transport community in terms of action on transport and climate change.


Objectives of the PPMC

The PPMC convenes the global sustainable transport community to contribute optimally to the implementation of:

  • the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development;
  • the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The PPMC will engage global processes on sustainable development and climate change to ensure that implementation arrangements are conducive for action by the transport sector.

“From ambition advocacy to implementation advocacy” – The PPMC is moving towards strengthening the implementation of sustainable transport and measures for transport and climate change.

PPMC contact details: at Africa Climate Week 2019 the PPMC will be represented by co-founder Patrick Oliva –


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