PPMC kicks off Transport Events at COP23 With Talk Show on Decarbonization of Transport

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) started yesterday in Bonn, Germany. The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) have various events, presentations and booths at COP 23.


The booths are provided by UIC/UITP and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and can be found at F.33 in the exhibition hall.


Activities at COP 23

There will be a large variety of sustainable transport events during the COP 23: To know to which event to go you, please see this overview on transport events.

Every day, PPMC will organize live-streamed talk shows on transport and climate change in the evening. The topic of today’s talk show is decarbonization of transport (Tuesday, 7th November) and invited experts are Zitouni Ould-Dada (Head of the Technology Unit at the Division of Technology Industry and Economics, UNEP), Holger Dalkmann (SLoCaT Board Co-Chair), Daniel Bongart (Senior Advisor, GIZ), Kelly Kizzier (Paris Agreement Article 6 Co-Chair) and Björn Hannappel (Head of Responsibility Strategy & Standards).
You can register to be part of the audience or watch it online from 6:15pm CET on the PPMC website and SLoCaT’s Facebook Page.

The Thematic Day on Transport is on Saturday, November 11th. It will have rich discussions on policy making, freight, urban transport, mobility innovations, clean vehicles and many more.


Main Objectives

PPMC activities in 2017 communicate the contribution of the Transport Sector towards delivering mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and contribute to the following objectives:

  • Highlight the mitigation potential of Transport sector, in line with well below 2 Degree Target, documented, as documented amongst others in the Global Macro Roadmap, disseminated to key stakeholders and results in a dedicated Transport sector perspective in the UNFCCC Facilitative Dialogue;
  • Action on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transport sector and its role in increasing resilience accelerated through increased awareness on the topic and consensus building on what constitutes effective action, including synergistic approaches that combine adaptation with mitigation,
  • Increase synergy between the transport work in the climate process and delivery of the SDG´s, New Urban Agenda and other Global Agendas on sustainable development with relevance for transport in a manner that helps to realize the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda motto: “Leave no one Behind”;
  • Building alliances with key sectors. Transport has a lead role to play in addressing climate change but it can’t succeed on its own. In 2017 PPMC  priorities are to work with the Energy community as well as the Urban, Agriculture and Oceans communities;
  • Strengthening of leadership on climate action in the Transport sector through the successful launch of the Transport Decarbonization Alliance (TDA), a political leadership forum on Decarbonization of Transport, and making a start in raising ambition levels of action on Transport and Climate Change in UNFCCC and related processes.

COP 23 is a key opportunity for the PPMC  to give greater visibility to transport within the UNFCCC and other global processes on climate change. For real-time updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter.