PPMC’s regional adaptations of the Global Macro-Roadmap towards decarbonized, resilient transport

The Global Macro Roadmap (GMR) was built by PPMC as a tool for a phased, worldwide, synergized transformation of the transport sector towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The GMR was endorsed as a discussion paper by the UNFCCC in 2016 and suits for both, private and public sector, to be used as a basis for a realistic, powerful tool of actions.

Since the initial release of the GMR, regional adaptations have been made. Indeed, the GMR provides a global framework with eight components that need to be assessed in each region’s contexts with respect to their specific mitigation potential and adaptation needs, timing and expected impacts. But it also takes into account the cost-effectiveness, broader sustainable development impacts and political acceptability.

Accordingly, PPMC has been involved since 2017 in a “GMR differentiation workstream” and has developed regionally adjusted versions based on analytical work and dedicated consultation workshops for Europe, Africa and Morocco (as a legacy from the Moroccan COP presidency). Adaptation projects have been launched more recently and are still ongoing for India, Ivory Coast and Kenya.

Alongside PPMC’s GMR methodology, the goal of the Indian transport decarbonization roadmap, led by FICCI with WWF’s support, is to develop an integrated approach and vision to decarbonize the transport sector in India by 2022 (short term), 2030 (medium term) and 2050 (long term). Notable is that the government’s representative in charge of updating India’s NDCs belongs to the task team for this GMR’s national adaptation.

PPMC was instrumental in connecting FICCI/WWF with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and its international researchers’ network currently working on long-term decarbonization scenarios for the transport sector in India alongside IDDRI’s “Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Transport” initiative.

An important step in this workstream was achieved at Movin’On Summit 2019 early June in Montreal: a Roundtable led by FICCI was the opportunity to highlight the ongoing initiatives and prospects of the transport sector in India, the role of public-private partnerships and the collaborative opportunities for building a sustainable mobility ecosystem.

Ivory Coast
Building on last year’s successful Climate Chance Summit in Abidjan, and on its growing focus on local climate action in Africa, PPMC – as the Climate Chance Transport Coalition – has been very much instrumental in fostering a GMR adaptation specifically to the Ivory Coast, with financial support of the Michelin Corporate Foundation. An important milestone for this workstream will be achieved at the 2019 Climate Chance Summit in October in Accra (Ghana), alongside a dedicated workshop led by PPMC together with MobiliseYourCity. There again, involvement of the national public authority is key to achieve an actionable output for this roadmap in an inclusive approach involving also stakeholder of the informal mobility sector. The GMR for Ivory Coast should be completed by the end of this year.

AFD, a member of the SLoCaT Partnership and PPMC have decided to partner with the government of Kenya to design a national roadmap for sustainable mobility, taking into account the objectives and measures already approved by Kenya and crafting, in a participatory approach, a priority set of policies ensuring a low carbon pathway for the transport sector. The three main focus areas are urban mobility, national connectivity and regional integration.

The Kenyan GMR adaptation is planned to be released in 2020.

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