Quick Win Actions

Print

The recent adoption of the 2030 SDGs and the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change have set a clearer long-term goals to improve human well-being, and have added a new level of urgency to implementing long-sought but little-realized steps toward these ends. Crucially, country-level Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) provide initial blueprints for national climate action, including in the transport sector, and the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) transport initiatives can be a key part of efforts to implement the NDCs. Yet these various initiatives alone will not be sufficient

Thus, in the desired roadmap directions, and limit the lock-in effects of a high-carbon business-as-usual (BAU) scenario. It is in this spirit that the following list of 20 transport quick win actions have been proposed for implementation at scale in the pre-2020 period, which are coherent with the global roadmap described above:

These pre-2020 actions span policy, regulatory and operational solutions for both human mobility and freight movement, thus providing a balanced toolbox to ramp up needed actions across transport themes and modes, and structuring efforts in three directions:
Prompting decisions to expand the implementation of solutions which have already proven their efficiency at a smaller scale or with a less ambitious scope.
Halting existing practices and/or regulations that run in directions opposite to what is required to set the global transport sector on a lower-carbon trajectory
Initiating without delay and at relatively low cost, actions or decisions preparatory to full implementation of a global decarbonisation roadmap.

Picture1

Reduce Black Carbon

 2 to 9 pics.004 Efficient bus-based transit
2 to 10.005

Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

 

9 to 9.001 Car-related travel pricing
2 to 9 pics.007

Car and e-bike sharing 

2 to 9 pics.005 Introduce carbon pricing
2 to 9 pics.006 Capacity-Building Programs 2 to 9 pics.002 Car-free days/ciclovías
2 to 10.007 Sustainable freight recognition schemes  2 to 10.003 Rural road maintenance
ict.001 Enhance ICT applications 2 E 3 .001 Stricter speeding regulations
2 to 10.001 Sustainable urban mobility plans 2 to 10.004 Modernize rail fleets
2 E 3 .002 Low emission zones Picture2 Walking & cycling infrastructure
2 to 9 pics.001 Zero emissions urban freight  2 to 9 pics.008 Expand electric vehicles fleets
2 to 10.008 Improve freight efficiency  2 to 9 pics.003 Tighten fuel economy standards

 

These pre-2020 actions span policy, regulatory and operational solutions for both human mobility and freight movement, thus providing a balanced toolbox to ramp up needed actions across transport themes and modes, and structuring efforts in three directions:

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.

The full report is available here.