The Bridging the Gap Initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport co-organized a side event at the UN Climate Change Conference on June 4, 2015 in Bonn, Germany. The Transport Tackles Climate Change side event discussed the preparation and implementation of transport components within INDCs, with a particular focus on how transport mitigation actions can be scaled up and accelerated to tap the full mitigation potential of this sector.
INDCs are expected to become key components of a new climate change agreement, and thus Parties to the Convention must think critically about sectorial approaches. In this context, bold mitigation strategies in the transport sector will be an essential element of raising pre-2020 ambitions and meeting post-2020 national targets.
The transport sector is a significant and growing contributor to national greenhouse gas emissions, representing an average share of 23% of total emissions from fuel combustion worldwide, and in many countries, transport sector emissions are increasing faster than economy- wide emissions. There is a growing body of evidence of significant mitigation potential of the transport sector in a wide range of UNFCCC Parties, summarized in the June 4 side event, and thus, maximizing mitigation ambition will require optimizing contributions from transport.
Among the invited panelists are representatives from national ministries (Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa) and cities, GIZ, ITDP, ICLEI, Wuppertal Institute, and the World Bank.
June 4, 2015
15:00 – 16:30
Room “Berlin” 112, Bonn, Germany
Frank Kraemer, GIZ at firstname.lastname@example.org