The upcoming 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP21, provides a global stage to highlight the importance of climate action by all sectors – with climate actions on transport central among these. The transport sector has a big stake in this. Global transport is responsible for around 23% of energy related emissions.
Transport stakeholders have come forward with 15 initiatives covering several aspects of transport.
Collectively the initiatives presented here, if widely supported by state-and non-state actors, and implemented at scale, can reduce the carbon footprint of an estimated half of all the passenger and freight trips made by 2025. Actions such as these can contribute to substantive savings associated with a shift to low carbon transport. The International Energy Agency estimated that these could be as high as $70 trillion USD by 2050 as less money would need be invested in vehicles, fuel and transport infrastructure reecting the strong economic case for climate action in the transport sector.
The “Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Transport Focus“, a half day Thematic Session on Transport in COP21 in Paris, France on December 3rd aims to advance efforts of all transport stakeholders while highlighting new and ambitious announcements from the sector. The Transport Focus, organized by the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) at the request of the LPAA, will send a clear signal to UNFCCC Parties on the engagement of these initiatives and their commitment to a low carbon and resilient pathway for the transport sector.
The “Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Transport Focus”, a half day Thematic Session on Transport in COP21 in Paris, France on December 3rd aims to advance efforts of all transport stakeholders while highlighting new and ambitious announcements from the sector.
Resources on the Transport Initiatives:
The initiatives (in alphabetical order) include: