The Marrakech Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) formal meetings will take place from 7-18 November 2016 at Bab Ighli in Marrakech, Morocco.

During COP22, parties will, inter alia, begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris Agreement and focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damage.

Please see: COP22 Planning Note for more information on how PPMC will be engaged in COP22 process.


PPMC’s engagement in the COP22 is driven by several internal and external objectives:

Internal Objectives
  • Clarify, communicate and advocate the efforts required by the transport sector in terms of reduction in GHG emission to help ensure that the increase in the global average temperature is held to well below 2 °C above preindustrial levels and supports pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels;
  • Present and discuss possible pathways for the transport sector to deliver on the emission reductions required from the transport sector in the short (up to 2020), medium (up to 2030) and long term (up to 2050 and beyond);
  • Plan for key follow-up steps to COP21 decision, such as global stocktake and supportive activities (IPCC 1.5o report) as well as planned update of National Determined Contributions and the development of low greenhouse gas development strategies fully integrate ongoing and planned activities in support of decarbonization of the transport sector;
  • Encourage transformative action in the transport sector through scaled up joint efforts by Parties and non-state actors (Global Climate Action Agenda- GCAA) including initiatives under Transport Action Area, Global Decarbonisation Road Map and Quick Wins;
  • Link action on climate change to wider action on sustainable development as articulated in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
External Objectives (incoming Moroccan COP Presidency and current French Presidency):
  • Advance global implementation plan for Paris Agreement;
  • Focus on pre-2020 solutions for Africa;
  • Focus on adaptation;
  • Focus on role of Women.

The SLoCaT Partnership will monitor the negotiations during COP22 and will do so from a transport perspective. It is in the process of determining the main themes and issues that will guide the daily and summary reports. These themes will be guided by the internal PPMC objectives as well as the proposed outcomes by the COP22 Presidency.

After the close of the COP, SLoCaT/PPMC will produce a Final Transport COP22 Summary Report  (see last year´s version at http://www.ppmc-transport.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/COP21-Final-Premiminary-Report-SLoCaT.pdf), which will provide a full overview of the treatment of Transport in COP22.


The COP22 High Level Champions Hakima El Haité (Morocco) and Laurence Tubiana (France) have been appointed by the Moroccan and French Presidencies to organize a series of thematic action events, which will bring parties and non-Party Stakeholders together during the COP22. The PPMC (SLoCaT and MCB) will be leading the organization of the Action Event on transport during COP22 on November 12th. They will do so jointly with Société d’Investissements Énergétiques – SIE and in partnership with the Ministries of Environment and Transport in France and Morocco. The PPMC will actively consult with SLoCaT and MCB members in developing the program for the Transport Action Area.


A key part of the PPMC engagement with COP21 was the work done by SLoCaT in helping to coordinate the transport initiatives under the LPAA. The PPMC will actively involve both existing GCAA transport initiatives as well as possible new initiatives in the planning and implementation of the Transport Action Event on November 12th. The PPMC is coordinating with France and Morocco in developing a status report on the GCAA Transport Initiatives, which will be available by COP22 and which will help in developing the program for the Transport Showcase and Dialogue.

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It is anticipated that mobility and transport will be included in all major types of events. There are different types of events that will be organized at COP22:

  •  Events organized by Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA)
  • Formal UNFCCC side events (Blue Zone)
  • Side events organized through Moroccan Presidency (Green Zone & Blue Zone)
  • Informal side events (on-site or off-site)
  • Moroccan preparatory events on transport and climate change
  • High Level event on e-mobility
  • Transport Ministers Meeting
  • Transport CEO’s
  • Clean Mobility Reception (off-site)

SLoCaT and the PPMC will be organizing a Transport Day on November 13th. The event will be held at Es Saadi Gardens Resort and Palace, which is centrally located in Marrakech, 2km from the venue of COP22.

More information about the draft program and registration to be updated soon.


A number of SLoCaT members and the SLoCaT Partnership will launch knowledge products on transport and sustainable urban transport at the COP 22 conference, including ‘GCAA Transport Initiatives status report’, ‘NDC Overview (long report)’, ‘Global Road Map’, Transport Quick Wins, and other relevant products.


Global Macro Roadmap (GMR)

In the wake of COP 21, PPMC was mandated together by the French Environment Minister – Ségolène Royal – together with her Dutch counterpart – Sharon Dijksma – to craft an actionable vision on how to achieve the systemic transformation of the Transport sector required by the newly adopted Paris Agreement. The concept of the Global Macro Roadmap (GMR) was born and this holistic approach gained a wide support when successfully proposed at COP 22, as a UNFCCC endorsed “discussion document” in the context of the GCAA  (to become later the Marrakech Partnership -Global Climate action Agenda), with the active support of the two High Level Champions on Climate Change.
This work of crafting an overarching framework for action on transport and climate change for the coming decades marked a turning point for PPMC: the advocacy platform widened its initial scope of action, by ambition to help decision-makers move to the implementation of the Paris Agreement through an actionable vision for decarbonized, resilient mobility.