The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), a joint initiative of SLoCaT and Movin’On, is actively engaging in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) on 19th to 23rd August 2019 in Salvador, Brazil. Please refer to the official website for general information.
Events at the Latin America and Caribbean 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 urban areas and informal settlements, mobility planning, and zero-emission technologies. The week begins with an affiliated, closed-door event on 20 August, followed by high-level events and thematic sessions on 21 August, and finally, a high-level side event on 22 August.
Monday, 19 August:
Tuesday, 20 August:
Wednesday, 21 August:
Thursday, 22 August:
Find the complete program of the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week here.
During the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week, PPMC is promoting key messages developed in consultation with members and partner organisations:
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.
For the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week, SLoCaT has prepared an infographic outlining the reality of sustainable, low carbon transport in Latin America and Caribbean. The infographic shows that transport GHG emissions are growing, driven by population growth, economic growth, and urbanisation. The number of cars per 1,000 people in Latin America and Caribbean countries is increasing fast, at 58% between 2005 and 2015. 75% of Latin America and Caribbean countries highlight transport in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and various sustainable transport policies are being introduced around the region.